St.Luke's United Methodist Church
   12th & Main Streets
   Dubuque, Iowa, USA
   LL: N 42.50396, W 90.66906
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   Kathy Reid
*Past Chimers:
   1913-14 E.W.Atchison
   1914-18 C.W.Baumgartner
   1918-69 W.J.Baumgartner
   1969-91 Dr.R.W.Clewell, Jr.


   St.Luke's Church Office
   1199 Main Street
   Dubuque, IA  52001-4778
   T: (563)582-4543   F: (563)583-0848
   E: dbqstluke@aol.com




   Rehung by Verdin in 2006, with new
   cable transmission and shortened key
   travel; bass bell no longer swings.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D E   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   There is no practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1913
     with bells made by McShane     
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006


The church Website has a photo of the belfry on the home page, and several more pictures of the building can be found in one of the photo albums.  But there is no information about the bells, though it is obvious that they inspired the title of the church newsletter.

Where 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 IA.


   This page was built from the database on 13-Oct-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/10/10
   and on technical data last updated on 2006/10/30

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