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:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

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

*Schedule:

   0900 & 1115 Sundays before services

*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  2 bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1974, the instrument was enlarged to 12 bells
       by Petit & Fritsen
       (2 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1915, the instrument was begun with 10 bells
       with bells made by McShane     
       (10 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   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).

A local events page for May 2017 includes a section about St.John's Church and the chime; with photos.

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 20-Sep-18
   based on textual data last updated on 2018/09/10
   and on technical data last updated on 2005/03/21
*Photos:

(none available)

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