North Tower Grace Cathedral (Episcopal) Taylor Street at California Street San Francisco, California, USA LL: N 37.79198, W 122.41304*Original Location (most bells,1939-41):
Tower of the Sun Golden Gate Exposition
John Fenstermaker T: (415)776-6611
Grace Cathedral 1051 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94108-2209 T: (415)745-6300 F: (415)745-6301 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Electric-keyboard carillon of 44 bells Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is C in the middle octave Transposition is nil (concert pitch) Keyboard range: (G) C G / NONE There is one missing bass semitone There is no practice console The whole instrument was installed in 1943 with bells made by Gillett & Johnston Year of latest technical information source is 1971
A photo (82KB) of the bell tower from the west
A photo of the building and its twin towers accompanies the report of a visitor; the frame of the carillon is clearly visible in the north (right) tower belfry.
Waymarking page, 4 photos
Wikipedia article, with 3 photos
from Emporis Buildings
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Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by year of completion.
The sub-bourdon of this carillon is among all great bells in North America.
Index to all tower bell instruments in CA.
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