First Baptist Church (SBC)
   Ockley Drive at Highland Avenue
   Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
   LL: N 32.46935, W 93.74052
*Former location (1921-61):
   McNeil & Travis Streets
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   Sherry Upshaw, Organist
   T: (318)865-8414


   First Baptist Church
   543 Ockley Drive
   Shreveport, LA  71106-1229
   T: (318)865-8414   F: (318)865-8540




   Electrified when moved to this site
   and rehung in new frame with space for
   expansion to 25 bells.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 13 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1921
     with bells made by McShane     
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992


The church Website has a good facilities diagram but no photographs, and says nothing about the bells.

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 LA.


   This page was built from the database on 26-Jan-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2011/12/26
   and on technical data last updated on 1993/01/01

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