Winona United Methodist Church
   (was Central United Methodist Church)
   West Broadway and Main Streets
   Winona, Minnesota, USA
   LL: N 44.05014, W 91.63955
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   Richard Harrington


   Central Methodist Church
   114 West Broadway Street
   Winona, MN  55987-3551
   T: 507-452-6783   F: 507-454-0020
   E: office/@/


   Daily 1700-15


   Added semitones--sharp 4th & flat 7th.
   Tower and bells survived a fire which
   destroyed the rest of the building in

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 14 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D#A#  /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   There is no practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 1992
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1907, the instrument was begun with 11 bells
       by Meneely/Wvlt
       Keyboard range was:     D#F   /    NONE  
   Auxiliary mechanisms: nS1   
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  5 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   25 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  27 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:    %
   Year of latest technical information source is 2004

The new church Website has a video that at first appears fuzzy, but when played it begins with a photo of the upper part of the unusual bell tower, and a few seconds later there is a glimpse of the whole building from the side.

The church page on a denominational Website (from a 2006 archive) is missing what was a fuzzy picture of the building, with much of the tower cropped out.  The History page tells of the bells' survival.  Information about the chime and its playing schedule can be found on a Programs page under Music Ministry.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) 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 MN.

   This page was built from the database on  4-Nov-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/02/28
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/05/18

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