South tower
   Basilica of Ste.Anne de Detroit
   Ste.Anne Street (was 19th Street)
     at Howard Street
   Detroit, Michigan, USA
   LL: N 42.32082, W 83.07692
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   St.Anne's Rectory
   1000 Ste.Anne Street
   Detroit, MI  48216-2027
   T: 313-496-1701
   E: contact/@/steannedetroit DOTorg




   Added semitone is flat 7th.
   Original action unknown;
   electric action c.1940 long defunct;
   Verdin stationary ringers on three
   bells which formerly swung also defunct.
   2023: McShane installed new external
   strikers and Tempora controller, but
   no keyboard.
   Also a "Beaubien bell" in north tower,
   by Meneely/West Troy, 1848; rehung
   by McShane in 2023.
   Named a minor basilica in March 2020.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic chime of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There is one added semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1901
     with bells made by McShane      
   Auxiliary mechanisms: nW3   
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2023

The church Website has a sketch of the twin-spired building and a history of this 300-year-old parish.  Many of the links on the Website do not work because they refer to local files rather than to URLs.  There is a fuzzy partial photo of the facade in the sub-heading of many pages, and a drawing of the upper part of the facade is the logo of the parish, but there seems to be no photo of the building as a whole.  (Try Google Streetview.)

Fact article, with photos of the building

News article (10Dec2023) on restoration; with photos of church and bell.

An old drawing of the building.

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 MI.

   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 2024/02/07

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