TALLAHASSEE : USA - FL

   Lewis Chime

*Location:

   St.John's Episcopal Church
   North Monroe Street (U.S.Hwy.27)
     at East Call Street
   Tallahassee, Florida, USA
   LL: N 30.44387, W 84.28052
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*Player:

   Bellringers' Guild
   c/o Robert J. Thomas
   1978 Mallory Square
   Tallahassee, FL  32308-4891
   H: (850)385-3285

*Contact:

   St.John's Church
   211 North Monroe Street
   Tallahassee, FL  32301-7691
   T: (850)222-2636   F: (850)224-3122
   E: info@saint-john.org

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Chimestand rebuilt in 1991 by Meeks &
   Watson to accommodate new bells.
   Added semitones are flat 7th (orig.),
   sharp 4th (1st addition), minor 6th

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 14 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  4 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C F   /    NONE  
   There are three added semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1991
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1974, the instrument was enlarged to 12 bells
       by Petit & Fritsen
     In 1915, the instrument was begun with 10 bells
       by McShane     
   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 photo of the tower on the home page.  A page about the chime and the bellringers is under development (March 2005).

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane bellfoundry.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

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  3-Sep-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/09/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2005/03/21


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