Columbus Quincentenary Belltower
   Pawnee Park
   33d Avenue (U.S. Highways 30 & 81)
     near 7th Street
   Columbus, Nebraska, USA
   LL: N 41.42270, W 97.36833
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   Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce
     764 33d Avenue
     Columbus, NE  68602
     PO Box 515
     Columbus, NE  68602-0515
   T: (402)564-2769   F: (402)564-2026




   Bells are a mixture from at least five
   different U.S. bellfoundries, cast
   between 1884 and 1935 for various
   churches in & near Columbus; retuned
   & installed by I.T.Verdin Co.  Keyboard
   notes would be C,D,E,F,F#,G,G#,A#,C,F.
   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters.
   Controls in Chamber of Commerce office.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic chime of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     AUTO  /    ONLY  
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   Installation was completed in 1992
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Year of latest technical information source is 1993


A monuments page shows all 10 towers and bells, and gives a brief history.

A panoramic photo shows the Quincentenary Belltowers (with some vertical exaggeration) and surroundings.

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 collections of tower bells.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NE.


   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 1994/01/11

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