St.James Catholic Church South Wabash Avenue near 29th Street Chicago, Illinois, USA LL: N 41.84091, W 87.62542
St.James Rectory 2942 South Wabash Avenue Chicago, IL 60616-3227 T: (312)842-1919 F: (312)842-3612 E: FrEdward@StJamesOnWabash.com
Was unused, and almost unplayable.
Chimestand originally had pedals for all "white" notes (C G 12); probably removed when an organ builder added electro-pneumatic auxiliary action which operates through chimestand. This is the heaviest and second-largest American-made chime, besides being one of only three such that are fully chromatic. June 2013: Church being demolished; bells reportedly in storage.
Chime-sized instrument (without any workable playing mechanism) of 20 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is C in the middle octave Transposition is nil (concert pitch) Keyboard range: C G / C -- 1 There are no missing bass semitones There is no practice console The whole instrument was installed in 1895 with bells made by McShane Auxiliary mechanisms: nCIW1 Tower details: Height of console: 15 meters above ground Height of lowest level of bells: 24 meters above ground Height of highest level of bells: 26 meters above ground Belfry openness: 75% Year of latest technical information source is 2013*Links:
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