GVSU Detroit Center
     (was Michigan Mutual Liability Company)
   Madison Street at John R Street
   Detroit, Michigan, USA
   LL: N 42.33744, W 83.04810
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   GVSU Detroit Center
   163 Madison Street
   Detroit, MI  48226
   T: (616)331-2240   F: (616)331-2085


   (none - inoperable)


   Tower tubes by Deagan, installed by
   R.Lofink, with keyboard in special desk.
   Originally acquired by MMLC when they
   bought the building in 1935.  In 1975,
   the firm was renamed Michigan Mutual
   Insurance Company; later it became
   Amerisure, and moved its headquarters
   2012: Buiding bought by Grand Valley
   State University, which might restore
   this instrument.

*Technical data:

   Carillon-sized instrument (without any workable playing mechanism) of 25 tubular bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1935
     with tubular bells made by Deagan      
   Auxiliary mechanisms: nIE   
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1960

News release from GVSU announcing the opening of its Detroit Center.  The history of the building is included.
A GVSU photo gallery has four photos of the exterior of the building; two of them show the top of the belfry, which is in the center of the flat roof.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the J.C.Deagan Company.

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 30-Nov-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2014/11/24
   and on technical data last updated on 2002/04/09

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