South tower
   Newnan Presbyterian Church
   Greenville/Jefferson Streets (US-29)
     at Salbide Avenue
   Newnan, Georgia, USA
   LL: N 33.37223, W 84.79959
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   John Lambert
*Past chimers:
   2No1924 ded. M.H.Mettee of Baltimore
   Mrs. Mike Powell
   Theron Stacy Welch (1904-2004)


   Newnan Presbyterian Church
     38 Greenville Street
     Newnan, GA  30263
     PO Box 1107
     Newnan, GA  30263-1107
   T: (770)253-4405   F: (770)253-0652
   - or -
   Cliff Brock, Music Director




   Donated by Congressman Gordon Lee in
   memory of his wife, Olive Emily Berry
   Lee; original action hand & electric;
   missing bottom 2 & top 1 semitones.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 15 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is down 1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     D#G#  /    ----  
   There are four added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1924
     with bells made by McShane     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: I     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1997

The church Website now opens with a good photo of the building.  A historic photo is on the About Us page.  The church history is no longer on the Webpages but in a downloadable PDF, which mentions the gift of the chime and has an old photo of it being played; the last two pages of the very long PDF contain several photos related to the chime plus a complete list of the inscriptions.

A newspaper article (The Atlanta Constitution, Thursday 23 Oct 1924, p11) announced the dedication of the chime, including 7 concerts over the weekend.  It also detailed the inscriptions on the first two bells, and mentioned that the others carry quotations from the Bible and hymns.

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

   This page was built from the database on 30-Jan-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/01/28
   and on technical data last updated on 2021/08/15

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