RICHMOND : USA - IN

*Location:

   Reid Memorial United Presbyterian
     Church (PCUSA)
   North 11th and North "A" Streets
   Richmond, Indiana, USA
   LL: N 39.83071, W 84.88782
Site locator map

*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Reid Memorial Church
   1004 North A Street
   Richmond, IN  47374-3153
   T: (317)966-7618   F: (317)966-7619
   E: office@reidpres.com

*Schedule:

   Disused since building was vacated
   in 2017

*Remarks:

   Added semitone in original chime was
   flat 7th.  Electrified, and chimestand
   disconnected, in 1949.  Tenth and
   sharp 4th added 1969, sharp 9th in
   1977, and flat 9th in 1978.
   2020: some bells out of frame,
   sitting on timbers.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 14 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  5 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C E   /    NONE  
   There are four added semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1978
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1977, the instrument was enlarged to 13 bells
       by Petit & Fritsen
     In 1969, the instrument was enlarged to 12 bells
       by Petit & Fritsen
     In 1906, the instrument was begun with 10 bells
       made by Meneely/Troy
   Auxiliary mechanisms: OnCS1 
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  . meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   22 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  23 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  60%
   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 rather squeezed photo of the church; click it to see a larger and correctly-proportioned photo.  Others are available further down the (enormous!) page, and from Our History.  Also on the history page is a brief description of the chime.

News article (22 Sep '20) about the church, empty since 2017 and recently named to the Indiana Landmarks 10 Most Endangered list for the second consecutive year.  Includes a news video (4:45) with a principal section on the status of this building and its Tiffany windows, original Hook & Hastings organ, etc. 

Building photos from Emporis Buildings
(Also see our Emporis Advice.)

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Troy) 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 third 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 IN.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 15-Oct-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/10/10
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/06/06
*Photos:

(none available)

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