Parr Memorial Chimes
   (in memory of Maria Marmaduke Parr)


   Walnut Street Baptist Church (SBC)
   South 3rd & W. St.Catherine Streets
   Louisville, Kentucky, USA
   LL: N 38.23706, W 85.75805
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   Walnut Street Baptist Church
   1143 South 3rd Street, Suite A
   Louisville, KY  40203-2901
   T: (502)589-5290   F: (502)589-9323




   This church was formed by the merger
   of First and Second Baptist churches,
   and so has sometimes been referred to
   (incorrectly) as First Baptist.
   Added semitone is flat 7th.
   Chimestand removed.
   Tenor no longer swings.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard (from organ) chime of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    NONE  
   There is one added semitone
   The present keyboard was installed in unknown year
     by an unknown maker
   Prior history:
     In 1902, the complete instrument was installed
       with bells made by McShane     
   Year of latest technical information source is 2001
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.


The church Website has two pictures of the building in the History section, found in the "know" section (menu at bottom right).

An larger photo (584KB)

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 KY.


   This page was built from the database on 18-Jul-09
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/07/10
   and on technical data last updated on 2001/11/09

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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