First Baptist Church (SBC)
   Ockley Drive at Highland Avenue
   Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
   LL: N 32.46935, W 93.74052
*Former location (1921-61):
   McNeil & Travis Streets
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   Dr. Gay Grosz, Organist


   First Baptist Church
   543 Ockley Drive
   Shreveport, LA  71106-1229
   T: (318)865-8414   F: (318)865-8540




   Given by Mrs.M.A.Layne.
   Added semitones sharp 4th & flat 7th.
   Electrified when moved to this site
   and rehung in new frame with space for
   expansion to 25 bells.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 13 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D G   /    ----  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1921
     with bells made by McShane     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: nC    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992

The Jan.2022 version of the church Website opens with a photo of the bell tower, and has a smaller photo of the whole building further down the page. The church history, outlined on a 175th Anniversary page, mentions the addition of the tower on the previous building but not the bells.  There is/was a good facilities diagram but no photographs.

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 LA.

   This page was built from the database on 30-Jan-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/01/29
   and on technical data last updated on 2021/08/15

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