Tulip Street United Methodist Church
   South Sixth and Russell Streets
   East Nashville,
     Nashville, Tennessee, USA
   LL: N 36.17128, W 86.76218
*Original Location (1897):
   Tennessee Centennial Exposition
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   Tulip Street Methodist Church
   522 Russell Street
   Nashville, TN  37206-4129
   T: (615)255-6248   F: (615)227-0089
   - or -
   Mr.Sandy Tipping, Music Director


   Currently unused, due to weathering
   of the timber bellframe.


   Made for display at the Tennessee
   Centennial and International Exposition
   in Nashville, May-Oct 1897; the chime-
   stand may be the most ornate ever
   built by Vanduzen, but the belfry 
   layout of frame and transmission is very
   peculiar.  Added semitone is flat 7th.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D#F   /    NONE  
   There is one added semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1897
     with bells made by Vanduzen    
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  5 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   18 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  20 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  40%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1990

The church Website doesn't picture the bell tower, but it does mention the bells on the History page.

A news article describes tornado damage to the building; the tower is visible in a photo at the bottom of the page.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Vanduzen 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 TN.

   This page was built from the database on 18-Jul-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/06/30
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/06/30

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