KEY WEST : USA - FL

*Location:

   North tower
   St.Paul's Episcopal Church
   Duval and Eaton Streets
   Key West, Florida, USA
   LL: N 24.55688, W 81.80336
Site locator map  or  [ MapQuest map ]
Also see our own Map Use Hints.

*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   St.Paul's Church
   *parcel:
     401 Duval Street
     Key West, FL  33041
   *postal:
     PO Box 1014
     Key West, FL  33041-1014
   T: (305)296-5142   F: (305)294-6687
   E: PARasmus@aol.com
      stpaulskw@aol.com

*Schedule:

   Sunday 5pm, Wednesday & Saturday noon;
   also Wednesday & Friday 5pm, Nov-May,
   and noon on most major holidays.

*Remarks:

   Original 8th bell broken in 1909, when
   previous building was destroyed by a
   hurricane.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     F G   /    NONE  
   There is one added semitone
   There is no practice console
   1 bells were recast or replaced in 1919
     by McShane     
   Prior history:
     In 1891, the instrument was begun with 10 bells
       by McShane     
       (9 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The church Website has a fine picture of this unusual building.

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

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 26-Jan-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/08/28
   and on technical data last updated on 2011/12/26


Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

[TowerBells Home Page] [Site data top page] [Credits and Disclaimers] [Feedback]

Please send comments or questions to csz_stl@swbell.net