GROSSE POINTE FARMS - J : USA - MI

*Location:

   Joy Bells Park
   Grosse Pointe Boulevard at Moross Road
   Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, USA
   LL: N 42.40815, W 82.88941
*Former location (1960-1991)
   (nearby)
*Original location (1929-1958)
   Fair Acres (estate of Henry B. Joy)
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*Contact:

   Grosse Pointe Farms Foundation
   c/o Shane Reeside
   90 Kerby Road
   Grosse Pointe Farms, MI  48236-3161
   T: (313)885-6600   F: (313)885-0917
   E: sreeside@grossepointefarms.org
   - or -
   Scott Homminga, Water Superintendent
   T: (313)343-2328
   E: shomminga@grossepointefarms.org

*Schedule:

   Silent during renovation (2011).
   Every quarter hour from sunrise to
   sunset (but silent in winter).

*Remarks:

   Originally privately owned, the bells
   and tower were given to the city in
   1958, and have been relocated twice.

*Technical data:

   Mechanical-automatic chime of 15 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1991
     with bells made by Paccard in 1929
   Year of latest technical information source is 2009

*Links:

News article on the history of this chime, with photo; large version of the photo.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

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 MI.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 22-Oct-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2011/07/07
   and on technical data last updated on 2009/12/27


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