Northeast tower
   Fort Street Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
   Third and West Fort Streets
   Detroit, Michigan, USA
   LL: N 42.32771 W 83.05383
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   Fort Street Presbyterian Church
   631 West Fort Street
   Detroit, MI  48226-3106
   T: (313)961-4533   F: (313)961-3617
   - or -
   Tim Moran
   1172 Nottingham
   Grosse Pointe Park, MI  48230
   T: (314)824-8266   F: (888)291-4837




   Tower tubes by Durfee, date unknown;
   keyboard (without nameplate) has
   all semitones, disused ones blocked.
   Actual added semitones are sharp 4th,
   flat 7th, sharp tonic and its octave.
   Derelict, but possibly restorable.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 15 tubular bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     C F 18/    NONE  
   There are four added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 19__
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Year of latest technical information source is 2009


On the church Website, the home page photo shows part of the octagonal chime tower.  In the Facility section, there is a Virtual Tour which begins with a line drawing of the façade of the entire building complex; the small tower which holds this chime is at the center.  It stands out more clearly in the "Steeple" photo in the slide show which follows.

A historical page about the building has a good photo but does not mention the chime.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of its maker.

Ranking among all tower tube instruments by size (number of notes).

Index to all tower tube instruments in MI.
Index to all tower bell instruments in MI.


   This page was built from the database on  7-Jul-09
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/07/04
   and on technical data last updated on 2009/06/15

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