South tower
   St.Teresa of Avila Catholic Church
   Classon Avenue at Sterling Place
   Brooklyn, New York, USA
   LL: N 40.67406, W 73.96022
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   St.Teresa of Avila Rectory
   563 Sterling Place
   Brooklyn, NY  11238-4800
   T: (718)622-6500   F: (718)622-2234




   Tenor swings.  Had electric action
   before 1924, possibly original;
   re-electrified in 1955.
   The Meneely/Troy foundry claimed that
   it was the sound of this chime which
   caused that firm to be selected to make
   the very similar chime for the Cadet
   Chapel at West Point, NY, in 1919.
   Originally an Irish parish; each bell
   carries the name of an Irish saint.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1905
     with bells made by Meneely/Troy
   Year of latest technical information source is 1912


A page about the organ has a clickable photo of the building, and mentions the chime.

A former parishioner has provided the following photos:

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Troy) 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 NY.


   This page was built from the database on 26-Dec-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/11/03
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/12/12

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