Arlington Street Church (Unitarian-Universalist) Boylston and Arlington Streets Boston, Massachusetts, USA LL: N 42.35203, W 71.07100
George G. Whitehouse Off West Road Wellfleet, MA 02267 H: (508)349-7767 W: (508)491-1678 - and - Ivan Bath
Arlington Street Church 351 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116-3399 T: (617)536-7050 F: (617)536-7051 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Original bells by Henry N. Hooper & Co., Boston; 16th bell probably added between 1874 and 1890, possibly by Wm.Blake & Co., successor to H.N.Hooper & Co. Reports of 18 bells appear to be incorrect. Added semitones are sharp 4th and its octave, flat 6th and flat 7th.
Chime with Ellacombe stand of 16 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is D in the middle octave Transposition is down 5 semitone(s) Keyboard range: G D / NONE There are four added semitones The instrument was enlarged in 18?? with bells made by Hooper/Blake Prior history: In 1860, the instrument was begun with 15 bells by Hooper/Blake Year of latest technical information source is 2001
More photos of the tower can be found here (three clickable thumbnails in the last full row near the bottom).
from Emporis Buildings (no photos as of Aug.'07)
(Also see our Emporis Advice.)
Where [the initial phase of] this work lies in the sequence of output of the Hooper/Blake 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.
Why this chime was a milestone in North American chime history (1860).
Index to all tower bell instruments in MA.
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