NORFOLK - F : USA - VA

*Location:

   Freemason Street Baptist Church
   East Freemason and Bank Streets
   Norfolk, Virginia, USA
   LL: N 36.85037, W 76.28723
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*Player:

   Evan VanLeeuwen, III
   - and -
   David Davis
   - and -
   Sean C. Bilby
   E: sean.bilby@norfolk.gov
      rytongrange@gmail.com

*Contact:

   Freemason Street Baptist Church
   *parcel:
     400 East Freemason Street
     Norfolk, VA  23510
   *postal:
     PO Box 1739
     Norfolk, VA  23501-1739
   T: (757)625-7579  or  627-7861
   E: office@freemasonstreet.org
   - or -
   Robert Shoup
   E: mithimmelschor@yahoo.com

*Schedule:

   1200-1220 every Wednesday and daily
   during Holy Week, Easter Week, and
   weekdays of The 12 Days of Christmas;
   also some Sundays at noon.

*Remarks:

   Gift of Mrs.A.L.Turner
   Chimestand transmission cables were
   replaced in early 1990s.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  5 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    NONE  
   There is one added semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1917
     with bells made by Meneely/Troy
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2012
*Links:

The church Website has a small but sharp photo of the building; more photos are on the Restoration page, which describes a massive project done in 1997-8.  There is an illustrated page about the chime.

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 VA.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 20-Dec-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/12/18
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/01/20
*Photos:

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