William Fletcher Burden Memorial Chimes


   Contemporary Artists Center
   (was Woodside Presbyterian Church)
   Mill & Erie Streets
   Troy, New York, USA
   LL: N 42.70503, W 73.69150
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   (none appointed)


   Contemporary Artists Center
   71 Mill Street
   Troy, NY  12180
   T: (518)320-0628
   E: (via Webform @
      hezzie/@/cactroy DOTorg


   Occasionally by local artists.
   Quarters (3-note) and hour strike from
   8-day Hotchkiss clock purchased thru
   Browne & Spaulding (jewelers), NYC;
   currently inoperable.


   Added semitone is flat 7th.
   Church closed in Dec.2002, and reverted
   to Burden heirs in 2005; maintenance
   was in trust until it was sold to CAC
   in Oct.2007.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of  9 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is down 2 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     G G   /    NONE  
   There is one added semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1869
     with bells made by Meneely/Wvlt
   Auxiliary mechanisms: nW1QH 
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  5 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   16 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  16 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  65%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1993

The CAC Website has a sketch of the church building in the background of all pages.  The History page has an old postcard photo of the church.  But the bells are not mentioned.

The English Wikipedia article about the church includes an old postcard of it.

An old postcard depicting the church

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 NY.

   This page was built from the database on  6-Nov-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2014/10/22
   and on technical data last updated on 1994/01/11



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