Independence Boulevard Christian Church
     (Disciples of Christ)
   Independence Boulevard (U.S.Hwy.24) at
     Gladstone Avenue
   Kansas City, Missouri, USA
   LL: N 39.10597, W 94.54658
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   Dianne Faelber


   Independence Boulevard Christian Church
   606 Gladstone Avenue
   Kansas City, MO  64124-2596
   T: (816)231-0016
   E: ibcckc@gmail.com


   Mondays at 1:30 pm


   Gift of Mrs.A.G.Long;
   added semitones sharp 4th and flat 7th.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D E   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   There is no practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1919
     with bells made by McShane     
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  9 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   14 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  14 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  60%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1994

The church Website opens with a large photo in which the belfry is clearly visible at right.  The History page (under Loving Kindness) has a section title that mentions the Carillion [sic] bells, but the corresponding text was lost in the last revision of this page.  There is a Monday Memory Bells page.
The church has a Facebook presence.

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 MO.

   This page was built from the database on 30-Jan-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/01/27
   and on technical data last updated on 1995/04/01

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