Index to carillons and chimes by Meneely (Troy)

The Meneely (Troy) foundry, which closed in 1951, provided bells for various carillons and chimes throughout North America.  It is not to be confused with the Meneely (Watervliet) foundry; though the families which operated the two foundries were related, there was intense competition between them.  Contributing to the confusion is the fact that Watervliet was known as West Troy prior to changing its name in 1896.  See the bottom of this page for additional historical notes on the origin and development of this bellfoundry and on the various names used by it.

For an explanation of what this index contains (and does NOT contain), and of the additional details on each entry, see the Bellfoundry Indexes Advice.


Meneely & Kimberly, Troy, New York, USA (1870-79)

ALBANY - STP                  : USA - NY     1875 C  chime
   St.Peter's Episcopal Church 
CHICAGO - STJCA               : USA - IL     1876 C  chime
   James Carter Memorial Chime
   St.James Episcopal Cathedral 
   (formerly St.James P.E. Church) 
Philadelphia                  : USA - PA     1876 -  great
   Independence Hall
SAINT LOUIS - PCC             : USA - MO     1876 C  chime
   Pilgrim Congregational Church (UCC)
MANCHESTER                    : USA - NH     1878 C  chime
   Governor Frederick Smythe Chimes
   Brookside Congregational Church (UCC) 
   (was Franklin Street Cong. Church)
GAMBIER                       : USA - OH     1879 F  chime
   Church of the Holy Spirit 
   (College Chapel) 
   Kenyon College 
TRENTON                       : USA - NJ     1879 C  chime
   St.Mary's Cathedral (RC) 
   (formerly St.Mary's Church) 
The chimes above dated 1879 may possibly belong after the following heading; the exact wording of the maker's inscriptions on their bells is not yet known.

Clinton H. Meneely Bell Company, Troy, New York, USA (1879-1902)

BROOKLINE - H                 : USA - MA     1880 C  chime
   The United Parish in Brookline (ABC/UCC/UMC) 
   (was Harvard Cong. Church)
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS - STA       : USA - OH     1881* C chime
   St.Ann's Catholic Church 
   * cast for another site
MINNEAPOLIS - STO             : USA - MN     1882 C  chime
   Church of St.Olaf (RC) 
   (formerly Church of the Redeemer, Universalist) 
GENEVA                        : USA - NY     1884 C  chime
   St.Peter's Memorial Episcopal Church 
CHAUTAUQUA                    : USA - NY     1885 F  chime
   Miller Bell Tower 
   Chautauqua Institution 
MAMARONECK                    : USA - NY     1885 C  chime
   St.Thomas Episcopal Church 
MONTGOMERY                    : USA - AL     1885 C  chime
   St.John's Episcopal Church 
SALEM                         : USA - MA     1885 C  chime
   St.Peter's Episcopal Church 
LYNN                          : USA - MA     1886 C  chime
   St.Stephen's Memorial Episcopal Church 
MALONE                        : USA - NY     1886 F  chime
   Howard Memorial Chimes
   First Congregational Church (UCC) 
HAMPTON                       : USA - VA     1887 C  chime
   The Memorial Church 
   Hampton University 
     (formerly Hampton Institute) 
HONOLULU - O                  : USA - HI     1887 C  [chime]
   Orthodox Church
LEBANON - CC                  : USA - PA     1887 F  chime
   Christ Church (Presbyterian/PCUSA) 
NEW HAVEN - TCG               : USA - CT     1887 F  chime
   Trinity Church on the Green (Episcopal)
RACINE - STL                  : USA - WI     1887 C  chime
   St.Luke's Episcopal Church 
NEWARK - STA                  : USA - NJ     1888 C  chime
   St.Aloysius' Catholic Church 
SELMA                         : USA - AL     1888 F  chime
   St.Paul's Episcopal Church 
MONTREAL - STJ                : CANADA - QU  1889 C  chime
   Church of St.James the Apostle (Anglican) 
SYRACUSE - SU                 : USA - NY     1889 F  chime
   Crouse College Chime
   Crouse College 
   Syracuse University 
WATERVILLE                    : USA - NY     1889 C  chime
   Sanger Lodge Masonic Temple
AMSTERDAM                     : USA - NY     1891 F  chime
   St.Mary's RC Church 
AMSTERDAM                     : USA - NY     1892 E  chime
   St.Mary's RC Church 
Chicago                       : USA - IL     1893 -  [great]
   Columbian Liberty and Peace Bell
   Columbian Exposition
GLEN COVE                     : USA - NY     1893 C  [chime]
   Pratt Mausoleum
PERTH AMBOY                   : USA - NJ     1893 C  chime
   Simpson United Methodist Church 
MERIDEN                       : USA - CT     1894 C  chime
   Holy Word Ministry
   (was The Unitarian Universalist Church of Meriden,
     formerly St.Paul Church, Unitarian) 
BURLINGTON                    : USA - VT     1895 C  chime
   St.Paul's Episcopal Cathedral 
NEW YORK - IC                 : USA - NY     1895 C  chime
   Immaculate Conception RC Church 
   (formerly Grace Chapel, Episcopal) 
STATEN ISLAND - STJ           : USA - NY     1895 C  chime
   St.John's Episcopal Church 
MINNEAPOLIS - C               : USA - MN     1896 F  chime
   Minneapolis City Hall - 
     Hennepin County Courthouse 
TROY - STPE                   : USA - NY     1896 C  chime
   St.Peter's Catholic Church 
HOLYOKE - SH                  : USA - MA     1897 C  chime
   Our Lady of Guadelupe Church (RC)
   (was Church of the Sacred Heart) 
BROCKTON                      : USA - MA     1898 F  chime
   Mt.Moriah Baptist Church 
   (was First Parish Church, Unitarian)
NEW YORK - HTC                : USA - NY     1898 C  chime
   The Church of the Holy Trinity (Episc.)
CLEVELAND - IC                : USA - OH     1899 C  chime
   Immaculate Conception Church (RC) 
NEWPORT - T                   : USA - RI     1899 C  chime
   Trinity Episcopal Church 
PHILADELPHIA - CSTM           : USA - PA     1899 C  chime
   Christ Church & St.Michael's (Episcopal)
SYRACUSE - SU                 : USA - NY     1899 E  chime
   Crouse College Chime
   Crouse College 
   Syracuse University 
WATERTOWN --                  : USA - NY     1899 C  chime
   Trinity Episcopal Church 
BETHLEHEM - N                 : USA - PA     1900 C  chime
   Sallie P. Wlibur Memorial
   Cathedral Church of the Nativity (Episcopal) 
DOVER                         : USA - NJ     1900 F  chime
   First Memorial Presbyterian Church 
WATERTOWN - STJ               : USA - MA     1900 C  chime
   St.John's United Methodist Church 
LITTLE FALLS                  : USA - NY     1901 F  chime
   Holy Family Parish 
   (formerly St.Mary RC Church) 
DUNKIRK                       : USA - NY     1902 C  [chime]
   First Presbyterian Church
EASTON                        : USA - PA     1902 C  chime
   First United Church of Christ 
     (formerly 1st Reformed Church) 
     (originally German Reformed Church) 
HINSDALE                      : USA - IL     1902 C  chime
   The Union Church of Hinsdale (UCC)
   (formerly Congregational Church)
LINCOLN - STP                 : USA - NE     1902 C  chime
   McKinley Memorial Chime
   St.Paul United Methodist Church 
MIDDLETOWN - HT               : USA - CT     1902 C  chime
   Church of the Holy Trinity (Episcopal) 
Some of the five chimes above dated 1902 may belong after the following heading; the exact wording of the maker's inscription on their bells is not known.

Meneely Bell Company, Troy, New York, USA (1902-1951)

CONEY ISLAND                  : USA - NY     1902 C  [chime]
   Steeplechase Park
   moved in 1909 to
BROOKLYN - OLS                : USA - NY    [1902]C  [chime]
   Our Lady of Solace Catholic Church
FAIRHAVEN                     : USA - MA     1903 C  chime
   Memorial Unitarian Church 
   (originally Rogers Memorial Church) 
TAUNTON - W                   : USA - MA     1903 C  [chime]
   Winslow Congregational Church 
   (now Baptist Church of All Nations)
DENVER - OMS                  : USA - CO     1904 C  chime
   Christ the King Chapel (RC) 
   (was Chapel of Our Merciful Saviour (Episc.))
NEW YORK - STJ                : USA - NY     1904 C  [chime]
   St.John's Catholic Church
WILLIAMSTOWN                  : USA - MA     1904 C  chime
   Thompson Memorial Chapel (UCC) 
   Williams College 
BOULDER                       : USA - CO     1905 C  chime
   St.John Episcopal Church 
BROOKLYN - STTE               : USA - NY     1905 C  chime
   St.Teresa of Avila Catholic Church 
PORTLAND - T                  : USA - OR     1905 C  chime
   Trinity Episcopal Cathedral 
   (formerly Trinity Church) 
WESTERLY                      : USA - RI     1905 C  chime
   Milner Memorial Chimes
   Christ Episcopal Church 
ALBANY - STJ                  : USA - NY     1906 C  chime
   St.Joseph's RC Church 
LOWELL - STP                  : USA - MA     1906 C  chime
   St.Patrick's RC Church 
RICHMOND                      : USA - IN     1906 F  chime
   Reid Memorial United Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
WAPPINGERS FALLS              : USA - NY     1906 C  chime
   Zion Episcopal Church 
BOSTON - FCC/2                : USA - MA     1907 F  chime
   West tower 
   First Church of Christ, Scientist 
NORTH ATTLEBORO               : USA - MA     1907 C  chime
   St.Mary of the Immaculate Conception 
     RC Church 
PITTSBURGH - CC               : USA - PA     1907 C  chime
   Calvary Episcopal Church 
HOUSTON - STP/1               : USA - TX     1908 C  chime
   Martin Milford Jones Memorial
   Upper belfry 
   St.Paul's United Methodist Church 
NEW LONDON                    : USA - CT     1908 C  chime
   Second Congregational Church 
     of New London (UCC)
ROME - FB                     : USA - NY     1908 C  chime
   1st Baptist Church (ABC)
NEW YORK - TC/1               : USA - NY     1909 I  chime
   Trinity Parish Church (Episcopal) 
     (sometimes called Holy Trinity) 
BROOKLYN - STP                : USA - NY     1910 C  chime
   St.Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church
     (ELCA; was once called 
     1st Ger.Ev.Luth. St.Peter's Church)
COLUMBUS - TC                 : USA - OH     1910 C  chime
   Trinity Chime
   All Saints' Tower 
   Trinity Church (Episcopal) 
TROY - STJOH                  : USA - NY     1911 R  chime
   St.John's Episcopal Church 
BROOKLYN - RDC                : USA - NY     1913 C  chime
   Reformed Church of Flatbush (RCA) 
   (originally Reformed Dutch Church) 
GREENWICH                     : USA - CT     1913 C  chime
   Christ Episcopal Church 
NIAGARA FALLS - NU            : USA - NY     1913 C  [chime]
   Niagara University 
   (formerly DeVeaux School)
SPRINGFIELD -- CT             : USA - MA     1913 C  chime
   Clock Tower 
HARTFORD - STJ                : USA - CT     1914 C  (chime)
   St.Joseph's Cathedral (RC)
MONTREAL - NDA                : CANADA - QU  1914*C  chime
   Église Notre Dame d'Anjou
   * made for another location
HUNTINGTON                    : USA - IN     1915 C  chime
   First M.E. Church 
LA MIRADA                     : USA - CA     1915 C  [chime]
   Bible Institute
   Los Angeles
LEXINGTON                     : USA - KY     1915 C  chime
   Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal) 
PRINCETON - T                 : USA - NJ     1915 F  chime
   Trinity Episcopal Church 
BEREA - 1                     : USA - KY     1917 C  chime
   William Goodell Frost Memorial Chimes
   Phelps Stokes Chapel 
   Berea College 
NORFOLK - F                   : USA - VA     1917 C  chime
   Freemason Street Baptist Church
EDGEWOOD                      : USA - RI     1918 C  chime
   Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration 
BANGOR                        : USA - ME     1919 C  chime
   First Universalist Church 
NORTHAMPTON - 1               : USA - MA     1919 F  trad*
   Dorothea Carlile Carillon
   College Hall Tower 
   Smith College 
WEST POINT                    : USA - NY     1919 C  chime
   The Cadet Chapel 
   United States Military Academy 
AKRON                         : USA - OH     1920 C  chime
   North Clock Tower 
   Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company 
BENTON HARBOR                 : USA - MI     1920 F  chime
   First Congregational Church (UCC)
BUFFALO - A                   : USA - NY     1920 C  chime
   Assumption of the BVM Catholic Church 
   (was Assumption Polish Cath. Church) 
ENGLEWOOD                     : USA - NJ     1920 C  chime
   St.Cecilia's RC Church 
FORT WAYNE - FP               : USA - IN     1920 C  chime
   First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) 
MARYSVILLE                    : USA - OH     1920 F  chime
   Arthur Chimes
   First United Methodist Church 
TROY - STJOS                  : USA - NY     1920 C  chime
   St.Joseph Catholic Church 
ATLANTIC CITY - FP            : USA - NJ     1921 C  chime
   First United Presbyterian Church 
COLUMBUS - KA                 : USA - OH     1921 C  chime
   King Avenue United Methodist Church 
DAVENPORT - P/1               : USA - IA     1921 C  chime
   Palmer College (formerly School) 
     of Chiropractic 
DULUTH                        : USA - MN     1921 C  [chime]
   First Methodist Church 
HALIFAX - UM                  : CANADA - NS  1921 C  chime
   The Halifax Explosion Memorial Bell Tower
   Fort Needham Memorial Park 
   - and - 
   The United Memorial Church 
JOHNSTOWN                     : USA - NY     1921 C  chime
   1st Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) 
OWEGO                         : USA - NY     1921 C  chime
   St.Paul's Episcopal Church 
PLYMOUTH                      : USA - MA     1921 C  chime
   Christ Episcopal Church 
STATEN ISLAND - STP           : USA - NY     1921 C  chime
   St.Peter's Catholic Church 
AURORA                        : USA - NY     1922 C  chime
   Main Hall 
   Wells College 
JERSEY CITY - STPT            : USA - NJ     1922 C  chime
   St.Patrick's Catholic Church
MARIETTA                      : USA - OH     1922 C  chime
   North tower
   First Congregational Church (UCC)
PROVIDENCE - STMAT            : USA - RI     1922 C  chime
   St.Martin's Episcopal Church 
SEWICKLEY                     : USA - PA     1922 F  chime
   St.Stephen's Episcopal Church (ACNA) 
BRONX - STPE                  : USA - NY     1923 C  chime
   St.Peter's Episcopal Church 
GLOVERSVILLE - FC             : USA - NY     1923 C  chime
   First Congregational Church (UCC)
PROCTOR                       : USA - VT     1923 C  chime
   Union Church of Proctor 
WATERFORD                     : USA - NY     1923 C  chime
   The Kavanaugh Chime
   Grace Episcopal Church 
WINSTED                       : USA - CT     1923 C  chime
   St.Joseph's RC Church 
YONKERS - STP                 : USA - NY     1923 F  non-trad*
   St.Paul's Episcopal Church 
CINCINNATI - USPC             : USA - OH     1924 C  [chime]
   U.S. Playing Card Company
GRANVILLE                     : USA - OH     1924 F  chime
   Swasey Chapel 
   Denison University 
MINNEAPOLIS - C               : USA - MN     1924 I  chime
   Minneapolis City Hall - 
     Hennepin County Courthouse 
BRAINTREE                     : USA - MA     1925 C [chime]
   First Congregational Church (NACCC) 
JERSEY CITY - STJ             : USA - NJ     1925 C  chime
   St.John the Baptist RC Church
MANCHESTER                    : USA - CT     1925 C  chime
   South United Methodist Church 
NEW YORK - G                  : USA - NY     1925 E  chime
   Grace Episcopal Church 
SAINT ALBANS                  : USA - VT     1925 C  chime
   St.Luke's Episcopal Church 
TROY - STPA                   : USA - NY     1925 C  chime
   St.Patrick's Catholic Church 
WALLINGFORD - C               : USA - CT     1925 C  chime
   Seymour St.John Chapel 
     (was Choate Chapel)
   Choate Rosemary Hall 
     (formerly Choate School) 
CANTON                        : USA - NY     1926 C  chime
   Gunnison Memorial Chapel 
   St.Lawrence University 
CHAPPAQUA                     : USA - NY     1926 C  chime
   Episcopal Church of St.Mary the Virgin 
DETROIT - HR                  : USA - MI     1926 C  chime
   Holy Redeemer RC Church 
MEDFORD - TU                  : USA - MA     1926 F  non-trad*
   Bowen-Tilton Memorial Carillon
   Goddard Chapel 
   Tufts University 
SAINT PETERSBURG              : USA - FL     1926 F  chime
   First United Methodist Church 
SPARTANBURG - A               : USA - SC     1926 C  chime
   Episcopal Church of the Advent 
BALA-CYNWYD - CC              : USA - PA     1927 C  chime
   Podowon Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) 
   (was Presby. Church of the Covenant
BENTON HARBOR                 : USA - MI     1927 E  chime
   First Congregational Church (UCC)
ELIZABETHTOWN                 : USA - PA     1927 E  chime
   John S. Sell Memorial Chapel 
   Masonic Village at Elizabethtown
HOLYOKE - HC                  : USA - MA     1927 C  chime
   Holy Cross Catholic Church 
LITTLE FALLS                  : USA - NY     1927 E  chime
   Holy Family Parish 
   (formerly St.Mary RC Church) 
COHOES - STA                  : USA - NY     1928 F  chime
   St.Agnes RC Church 
FLINT - FP                    : USA - MI     1928 C  chime
   First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) 
HANOVER                       : USA - NH     1928 F  chime
   Baker Memorial Library 
   Dartmouth College 
NEWARK - SHC                  : USA - NJ     1928 C  chime
   Sacred Heart RC Church (Vailsburg) 
PORT JERVIS                   : USA - NY     1928 C  chime
   The Memorial Chimes
   Deerpark Reformed Church (RCA)
SPRINGFIELD - IC              : USA - IL     1928 C  chime
   Immaculate Conception Cathedral (RC)
ATLANTA - OU                  : USA - GA     1929 F  non-trad*
   Lupton Hall 
   Oglethorpe University
BROOKLYN - STBR               : USA - NY     1929 C  chime
   St.Brigid's Catholic Church 
BRYN MAWR - R                 : USA - PA     1929 F  chime
   Church of the Redeemer (Episcopal)
GALVESTON                     : USA - TX     1929 C  chime
   Trinity Episcopal Church 
HANOVER                       : USA - NH     1929 I  chime
   Baker Memorial Library 
   Dartmouth College 
ALSTEAD                       : USA - NH     1930 C  chime
   Vilas Pool Recreational Area 
   (former estate of Chas. N. Vilas) 
AMARILLO - FB                 : USA - TX     1930 C  chime
   First Baptist Church (SBC)
BETHLEHEM                     : USA - OH     1930 C  [chime]
   Ivie Memorial Chapel of the Messiah 
OLD GREENWICH - FC            : USA - CT     1930 C  chime
   The Robert Stewart Memorial Chimes
   First Congregational Church of Greenwich (UCC) 
PAWTUCKET - STP               : USA - RI     1930 C  chime
   St.Paul's Episcopal Church 
CHAPEL HILL                   : USA - NC     1931 F  chime
   Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower 
   University of North Carolina 
DENVER - CCB                  : USA - CO     1932 F  clock/chime
   City & County Building 
   Civic Center 
COHOES - STA                  : USA - NY     1934 E  chime
   St.Agnes RC Church 
BROOKLYN - BSC                : USA - NY     1936 C  chime
   Blessed Sacrament RC Church 
AMHERST - UM                  : USA - MA     1937 F  (chime)
   Old Chapel 
   University of Massachusetts 
BOSTON - FCC/2                : USA - MA     1937 I  chime
   West tower 
   First Church of Christ, Scientist 
CLINTON                       : USA - TN     1937 C  chime
   Anderson County Courthouse 
SCARBOROUGH                   : USA - NY     1937 C  chime
   St.Mary's Episcopal Church 
BAR HARBOR                    : USA - ME     1938 C  chime
   St.Saviour's Episcopal Church 
SELMA                         : USA - AL     1938 F  chime
   St.Paul's Episcopal Church 
PROVIDENCE - STMI             : USA - RI     1939 C  chime
   St.Michael the Archangel RC Church 
GLOVERSVILLE - OLMC           : USA - NY     1940 C  chime
   Our Lady of Mt.Carmel Church (RC)
NORMAL                        : USA - IL     1940 C  [chime]
   Van Leer estate
   (now Immanuel Bible Foundation)
GAMBIER                       : USA - OH     1941 E  chime
   Church of the Holy Spirit 
   (College Chapel) 
   Kenyon College 
DAYTON - D                    : USA - OH     1942 F  trad*
   Deeds Carillon
   Deeds Memorial Tower 
   Carillon Historical Park 
MILFORD                       : USA - NH     1942 C  chime
   First Congregational Church (UCC)
TOLEDO - T                    : USA - OH     1943 C  chime
   Trinity Episcopal Church 
JIM THORPE                    : USA - PA     1947 E  chime
   Episcopal Parish of St.Mark & St.John 
   (formerly St.Mark's Church) 
   city previously named MAUCH CHUNK
RUTLAND                       : USA - VT     1947 F  chime
   Grace Congregational Church (UCC)
SEWICKLEY                     : USA - PA     1949 E  chime
   St.Stephen's Episcopal Church (ACNA) 
BOSTON - FCC/2                : USA - MA     1950 E  chime
   West tower 
   First Church of Christ, Scientist 
DENVER - CCB                  : USA - CO     1950 E  chime
   City & County Building 
   Civic Center 
NEW HAVEN - TCG               : USA - CT     1951 E  chime
   Trinity Church on the Green (Episcopal)

Historical Notes:

The bellfoundry which we have designated "Meneely (Troy)" was begun by Clinton H. Meneely (1839-1923), youngest of the three sons of Andrew Meneely, on the opposite side of the Hudson River from the foundry begun by his father and operated by his brothers.  The names used by this firm are shown above, along with the years in which they are believed to have been used.  The two Meneely foundries had no connection other than the blood relationships of their principals.  They competed vigorously (and sometimes bitterly) with each other throughout their dual existence.

George Hazard Kimberly was related to the Meneely family through his sister's marriage to Clinton's oldest brother, Edwin A. Meneely.  The Meneely & Kimberly foundry was located on the east side of River Street, between Washington and Adams.  This was the third bellfoundry in Troy, and was located less than a block from the Jones foundry, which was then being operated by Octavous Jones.  Meneely & Kimberly cast their first bell in January 1871, and shipped it to the Catholic Church of St.John the Evangelist, Spencerport, NY.  The last bell from the foundry was shipped to St.Martin's College, Olympia, WA, in April 1951.  This foundry is one of a very few for which production records have survived.  In this case, they are apparently complete (though only in abbreviated form), and we have done a superficial statistical analysis, which is available here.

Additional information about both Meneely foundries can be found on a Website about the Meneely Bicentennial, defined based on the birthdate of Andrew Meneely.

Other interesting bits of information are in the Meneely Bell Online Museum.

The interconnections between the Meneelys and their partners and the Hanks bellfounders and industrialists are shown in a different manner on a Hanks genealogy page.


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