BROOKLYN - STAE : USA - NY

*Location:

   Middle School Building
   (was St.Ann's Episcopal Church)
   Packer Collegiate Institute
   Livingston and Clinton Streets
   Brooklyn, New York, USA
   LL: N 40.69229, W 73.99323
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Bells apparently contained in tall narrow belfries below the two spires which frame the rose window.
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*Player:

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*Contact:

   Packer Collegiate Institute
   170 Joralemon Street
   Brooklyn, NY  11201-4396
   T: (718)875-6644   F: (718)935-034

*Schedule:

   Disused for many years.

*Remarks:

   Parish sold building to Institute in
   1969, and merged with parish of
   Holy Trinity Episcopal Church; it was
   then remodeled for school use.
   Uncertain which "tower" holds bells.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument or collection of  9 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1869
     with bells made by Meneely/Wvlt
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992

*Links:

The Institute Website has a Facilities page which shows part of the St.Ann building from above.  From there, information about the conversion of the building (completed in 2003) can be found.  The bell "tower" is part of the facade shown on the plans page. But there are no photos of the exterior, and no mention of the bells.

A page about the former organs in this building has a good color photo of the facade (clickable for a much larger version), a history of the building (constructed in 1869), and an old B/W drawing of it (also clickable for a much larger version).

News article on the conversion of St.Ann's for school use.

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 NY.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 26-Dec-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/09/16
   and on technical data last updated on 2002/01/22


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