Lexington Avenue Baptist Church (SBC)
   Lexington Avenue & 4th Street
   Danville, Kentucky, USA
   LL: N 37.64931, W 84.77377
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   Phil Quinn, Minister of Music
   E: philq@lexingtonavenue.org


   Lexington Avenue Baptist Church
   339 West Lexington Avenue
   Danville, KY  40422-1409
   T: (859)236-3565   F: (859)238-7765
   E: basilhall18@gmail.com  [pastor]


   Hour strike and auto play


   Gift of M/M John A. Chesnut;
   added semitones sharp 4th & flat 7th.
   Keyboard and auto controls in basement
   choir room.
   2020-21: Bells removed for renovation of
   steel frame;
   Verdin recast one that was cracked.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   1 bells were recast or replaced in 2021
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Prior history:
     In 1941, the complete instrument of 11 bells was installed
       with bells made by Meneely/Wvlt
       (10 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  * meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   (unknown)
     Height of highest level of bells:  (unknown)
     Belfry openness:  95%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2021
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

The former church Website has been lost or abandoned, but Streetview still has the nameboard.  There is a Facebook presence.

An archived version of the former Website of the church (from 2007) has a small photo of the building plus a photo of the roofridge cupola, in which the bells are clearly visible, but says nothing about the bells.

A news article (26 Jan 2021) reports on the removal of the bells, but may be unreadable beyond the first few lines.

News article (13Jul'20) on Verdin's refurbishment of these bells.  There is a gallery of 10 photos (though some may not display)m in which the pinpunch inscriptions can be seen. Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) bellfoundry.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the miscellaneous bellfoundries.

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 KY.

   This page was built from the database on  3-Mar-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/02/28
   and on technical data last updated on 2022/01/29


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