Mitchell Tower
   University of Chicago
   57th Street & South University Avenue
   Chicago, Illinois, USA
   LL: N 41.79134, W 87.59843
Site locator map

*Ringers' contact(s):

   Tom Farthing, Ringing Master
   T: 630-416-0474   C: 630-247-6649
   E: tom/@/farthing DOTus
   - and -
   Sarah Arehart
   W: 773-702-2715


   University of Chicago
   5801 South Ellis Avenue
   Chicago, IL  60637
   T: 312-702-1234   [general offices]


   Sep-May, practice Saturday 1030-1300,
   Monday 1630-2000; Jun-Aug TBD.
   Visitors please contact in advance
   to confirm.


   Original tower clock removed long ago;
   only a few weight pulleys remain.
   Original ring rehung higher in tower
   as a chime (see MT/1).
   Taylor provided a sound control system.

*Technical data:

   Ring of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ROPE  /    NONE  
   There are no added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 2023
     with bells made by Taylor 
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of ringing room:            18 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   32 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  32 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:   5%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2023

New bells to be installed on UChicago campus
News article (July'23), with photo of the bells on the ground and video (1:26, actually a radio track with a photo of one of the bells).  Text is a transcript of the video.

UChicago magazine article about the new bells (no photos)

Dedication was Aug.4, 2023; a photo shows five of the bells.

Taylor news article (Aug.2023) With several photos

The ringers have a Website and a Facebook page.

UChicago page at the University Bell Ringing Website

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American rings by pitch/weight.
Ranking among all North American rings by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American rings by year of completion.

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).

Index to all tower bell instruments in IL.

   This page was built from the database on  9-Feb-24
   based on textual data last updated on 2024/02/07
   and on technical data last updated on 2023/07/17

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