BOSTON - FCC/2 : USA - MA

*Location:

   Dome cupola
   First Church of Christ, Scientist
     (Christian Science Mother Church)
   Huntington Avenue near Mass. Avenue
   Boston, Massachusetts, USA
   LL: N 42.34442, W 71.08499
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Chimers, First Church of Christ,
     Scientist
   175 Huntington Avenue, A-153
   Boston, MA  02115-3187
   T: (617)450-3435  or  -2000
   E: huennekej@csps.com
   - or -
   Alan Spence, Facilities Manager
   T: (617)450-3847

*Schedule:

   (Unused)

*Remarks:

   Also bass D-flat, not connected to
   the chime, by Meneely/Troy.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument or collection 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 instrument was enlarged in 1950
     with bells made by Meneely/Troy
   Prior history:
     In 1937, the instrument was enlarged to 12 bells
       by Meneely/Troy
     In 1907, the instrument was begun with 11 bells
       by Meneely/Troy
   Year of latest technical information source is 1950
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

There is a small photo on the Activities page of the main Website.

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

The tubular chime which was once located in the east tower (FCC/1) is described here.

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 Meneely (Troy) bellfoundry.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Troy) 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 MA, including the chime (FCC/3) in the east tower.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 26-Dec-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2008/11/12
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/12/31


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