Forest Lawn Cemetery
     (near southwest entrance)
   Delaware Avenue and West Delavan Avenue
   Buffalo, New York, USA
   LL: N 42.92329, W 78.86616
Site locator map

*Former location (1870-19xx):

   Saint Joseph's Cathedral
   (see under Former Carillons)
   Forest Lawn Cemetery
   1411 Delaware Avenue
   Buffalo, NY  14209-1189
   T: (716)885-1600   F: (716)881-6482
   E: info@forestlawn.com


   One bell tolls during every funeral
   procession; De Profundis 9pm daily


   Eight of the largest bells from the
   former carillon of the Cathedral;
   notes C,D,E,F,F#,G,A,A#.  Largest was
   acquired and sited in 1975,
   remainder acquired and stored in 1987;
   refurbished by Verdin in 2020, with a
   new frame.
   St.Michael's Catholic Church
   Washington Street at St.Michael's Place
   Buffalo, New York, USA
   LL: N 42.89148, W 78.87109

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic chime of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     C A#  /    NONE  
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   The whole instrument was installed in 2020
     with bells made by Bollée in 1870      
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 19**

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Bollée 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 NY.

   This page was built from the database on 19-Mar-21
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/03/17
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/09/15

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