PHILADELPHIA - STJL/1 : USA - PA

*Location:

   Wanamaker Mausoleum
   Church of the St.James-the-Less
     (Episcopal)
   West Hunting Park Avenue, between
     Clearfield Street and Indiana Avenue
   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 40.00333, W 75.18349
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*Player:

   James Altena
   300 West Hermitage #1W
   Philadelphia, PA  19128-4603
   H: (215)483-1530   W: (215)963-5328
   - or -
   3359 Tilden Street
   Philadelphia, PA  19129-1411
   T: (215)848-8275

*Contact:

   St.James-the-Less Rectory
   3227 West Clearfield Street
   Philadelphia, PA  19132-1822
   T: (215)229-5767
   - or -
   Sexton
   3230 West Clearfield Street
   T: (215)229-5025
   - or -
   St.Mark's Church
   4442 Frankford Avenue
   Philadelphia, PA  19124-3652
   T: (215)535-0635
   E: StMarkFkfd@aol.com

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   For the tubular chime hung surrounding
   the bell frame, see  STJL/2.
   2012: Parish effectively defunct after
   internecine conflicts within ECUSA.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 15 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is B  in the bass octave
   Transposition is up  1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     A#D   /    NONE  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1909
     with bells made by McShane     
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1994
*Links:

A National Historic Landmarks Program page about the building gives a few interesting facts.

A page about the gargoyles has two clickable photos of the tower.

The tubular chime (STJL/2) is described here.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane bellfoundry.

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 PA.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 12-Oct-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/10/12
   and on technical data last updated on 2000/03/25
*Photos:

(none available)


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