Central United Methodist Church
   West Broadway and Main Streets
   Winona, Minnesota, USA
   LL: N 44.05014, W 91.63955
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   Richard Harrington


   Central Methodist Church
   114 West Broadway Street
   Winona, MN  55987-3588
   T: (507)452-6783   F: (507)454-0020


   Daily 1700-15


   Added semitones--sharp 4th & flat 7th.
   Tower and bells survived a fire which
   destroyed the rest of the building in

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 14 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D#A#  /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   There is no practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 1992
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1907, the instrument was begun with 11 bells
       by Meneely/Wvlt
   Year of latest technical information source is 2004
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.


The church Website has a fuzzy picture of the building, but much of the tower is cropped out.  The History page tells of the bells' survival.  Information about the chime and its playing schedule can be found under the music program.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) 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 MN.


   This page was built from the database on  3-Sep-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/09/01
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/05/18

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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