DES MOINES - UCC : USA - IA

   Memorial to Tarpley Early Taylor
     and Elmira Martin Taylor

*Location:

   First Christian Church (DoC)
     (was University Church of Christ)
   25th Street & University Avenue
   Des Moines, Iowa, USA
   LL: N 41.60029, W 93.65125
Site locator map  or  [ MapQuest map ]
Also see our own Map Use Hints.

*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   First Christian Church
   2500 University Avenue
   Des Moines, IA  50311
   T: 515-255-2181

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Tower tubes by Deagan ("harmonically
   tuned"), replacing an older set from
   the same firm (presumably straight
   tubes); donated by Henry C. Taylor of
   Chicago; installed by Roy Lofink.
   Rebuilt by Verdin in 1977 or earlier.
   Chime Master replaced action with
   electro-pneumatic system in late 2010,
   after 25 years of silence.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 30 tubular bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1939
     with tubular bells made by Deagan      
   Prior history:
     In 1937, the instrument was begun with 10 tubular bells
       by Deagan      
       (0 tubular bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1939
*Links:

The church Website has no photo of the building, no history of the church, and no mention of the chime, though it is one of the largest made by Deagan.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the J.C.Deagan Company.

Ranking among all tower tube instruments by size (number of notes).

Index to all tower tube instruments in IA.
Index to all tower bell instruments in IA.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  3-Feb-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/02/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2002/04/09
*Photos:

(none available)

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