The Halifax Explosion Memorial Bell Tower
Fort Needham Memorial Park - and - The United Memorial Church Novalea Drive NW of Young Street LL: N 44.66574, W 63.60112 - and - 5350 Young Street LL: N 44.66294, W 63.59871 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
The United Memorial Church 5350 Young Street Halifax, NS B3K 1Z4 T: (902)454-0508
Original 10 bells were in church until structural problems with that tower forced their removal; park tower was completed in 1985, and four more bells were added later. Bells are located in park, and can be operated from either the tower base or the church, which originated as a merger of Kaye Street Methodist and Grove Presbyterian churches.
Electric-keyboard chime of 14 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is F# in the middle octave Transposition is unknown Keyboard range: ---- / ---- The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown. The instrument was enlarged in 19__ with bells made by an unknown maker Prior history: In 1921, the instrument was begun with 10 bells by Meneely/Troy Year of latest technical information source is 2006
A Halifax municipal page has a different photo plus history.
A news article about a ceremony marking the 99th anniversary of the Halifax explosion includes a photo of the bell tower (#5 of 5).
Article with photo of a ceremony showing a few of the bells. But the electric keyboard and action are a mess, and there's no space to restore a lever action.
Where 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 NS.
This page was built from the database on 26-Dec-11 based on textual data last updated on 2006/07/29 and on technical data last updated on 2006/06/30
Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.
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