MEDFORD - G : USA - MA

*Location:

   Grace Episcopal Church
   160 High Street (Rte.60)
   Medford, Massachusetts, USA
   LL: N 42.42024, W 71.11607
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*Player:

   (None)

*Contact:

   Grace Church
   160 High Street
   Medford, MA  02155-3818
   T: (781)396-7215  or  -0362
   F: (781)391-4740
   E: office@gracemedford.org

*Schedule:

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*Remarks:

   Made by Wm.Blake & Co., Boston, MA.
   Added semitone assumed to be flat 7th.
   Largest bell given by the town to be
   used as a fire bell, but never was.
   Oldest extant church designed by
   Henry Hobson Richardson.
   2010: Disused; tower restoration is
   planned.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of  9 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is down 2 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     G G   /    NONE  
   There is one added semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1873
     with bells made by Hooper/Blake
   Year of latest technical information source is 2001

*Links:

The church Website has a picture of the church on the Historic Building page, and another on the Current Events page.  The chime is mentioned on the Personal Stories page, which is actually a history of the church.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Hooper/Blake 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 MA.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 11-Apr-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/03/28
   and on technical data last updated on 2002/07/26


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