GRAND RAPIDS - F/2 : USA - MI

*Location:

   Fountain Street Church (non-denom.)
     (was Fountain Street Baptist Church)
   Fountain Street at Bostwick Avenue NE
   Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
   LL: N 42.96521, W 85.66713
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Fountain Street Church
   24 Fountain Street NE
   Grand Rapids, MI  49503-3191
   T: (616)459-8386   F: (616)459-4809
   E: office@fountainstreet.org

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   First six bells (all swinging) were
   installed in 1976, replacing a 14-tube
   Deagan tower chime installed in 1923
   by Roy Lofink (see -F/1).  Electric
   keyboard disconnected and lost in
   recent renovation of organ; tape player
   system inoperable; two of the six
   swingers inoperable.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument (without any workable playing mechanism) of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are no added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1978
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Year of latest technical information source is 2005

*Links:

The church Website has a photo of the building on the Location page, but says nothing about the bells.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

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.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 29-Aug-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/08/28
   and on technical data last updated on 2005/07/08


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