BROOKLYN - OLGC : USA - NY

*Location:

   Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (RC)
   Putnam Avenue, between Ralph
     and Patchen Avenues
   Bedford-Stuyvesant
   Brooklyn, New York, USA
   LL: N 40.68707, W 73.92515
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*Player:

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*Contact:

   Our Lady of Good Counsel Rectory
   915 Putnam Avenue
   Brooklyn, NY  11221-3507
   T: (718)443-7211   F: (718)443-0121
   - or -
   St.John the Baptist Parish
   75 Lewis Avenue
   Brooklyn, NY  11206-7015
   T: (718)455-6864   F: (718)452-3738
   E: frontoffice@stjohnthebaptistrcc.org

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Space in frame for a bourdon (to make
   a carillon).  Renovated 1976.
   Parish merged with St.John the Baptist
   in June 2006, though both churches
   remain in operation.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 22 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1914
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992

*Links:

The merged parish Website (English/Spanish) reports that OLGC was organized in 1886.  There is no mention of these bells.

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

Other chimes which qualify as mini-carillons.

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 NY.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 10-Sep-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/09/07
   and on technical data last updated on 1993/01/01


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