DE LAND : USA - FL

   The Eloise Chimes

*Location:

   Hulley Tower
   John B Stetson University
   North Woodland Blvd (US Highway 17),
     north of Minnesota Avenue
   De Land, Florida, USA
   LL: N 29.03615, W 81.30322
*Original location (1915-1934):
   Elizabeth Hall
Site locator map  or  [ MapQuest map ]  or  Bing Maps
The Bing birds-eye view shows the tower in its reduced state, with a temporary roof over the mausoleum in the base after the upper part (including the belfry) was removed for structural reasons.
Also see our own Map Use Hints.

*Player:

   (Music school students)

*Contact:

   Alumni Relations Office
   Stetson University
   421 North Woodland Boulevard
   De Land, FL  32720-7217
   T: (386)822-7483
   E: alumni@stetson.edu
   - or -
   T: (386)822-7100  [main switchboard]
   - or -
   Boyd Jones, University Organist
     and Professor of Organ
   School of Music
   T: (386)822-8955
   E: bjones@stetson.edu

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   With all semitones except the 2 lowest,
   this is the smallest known
   mini-carillon.
   July 2005: structural weakness led to
   removal of the bells and dismantling
   of the tower above the mausoleum level;
   plans for restoration or replacement
   are not yet complete.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument (without any workable playing mechanism) of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D D   /    NONE  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1915
     with bells made by McShane     
   Year of latest technical information source is 2005

*Links:

The University Website includes a bell tower section that provides a comprehensive view of the history and present status of the tower and chime.

Building description from Emporis Buildings (no photos as of Aug.'07)
(Also see our Emporis Advice.)

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane bellfoundry.

Other chimes which qualify as mini-carillons.

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American chimes by weight (pitch).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in FL.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 16-Aug-07
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/08/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2005/07/08


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