NEW YORK - IC : USA - NY

*Location:

   Immaculate Conception RC Church 
   (formerly Grace Chapel, Episcopal) 
   406-12 East 14th Street 
   New York, New York, USA
   LL: N 40.73090, W 73.98206
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*Player:

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*Contact:

   Immaculate Conception Rectory 
   414 East 14th Street 
   New York, NY  10009-3489 
   T: (212)254-0200   F: (212)505-7610 
   E: iccboss@aol.com

*Schedule:

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*Remarks:

   Electropneumatic action. 
   Bells were bought by Grace Church (Episc.)
   when it owned this site (built 1894-6 
   as a mission chapel and hospital, 
   separate from its principal location),
   and were sold with the building to 
   the Catholic Diocese of NY in 1943.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  3 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    NONE  
   There is one added semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1895
     with bells made by Meneely/Troy
   Year of latest technical information source is 1993

*Links:

The church Website opens with a drawing of the bell tower and building facade.  The downloadable parish history (PDF) states that "The Church carillon which had been silent since the departure of the Grace congregation, was reactivated in 1989."  A long paragraph on the second page summarizes the history of Grace Chapel.

A page about the organs of Grace Chapel (as it was until 1942) has an old picture of the building, clickable for a larger version.

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 NY.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 12-Apr-06
   based on textual data last updated on 2006/04/11
   and on technical data last updated on 1994/01/11


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