GREENVILLE - R : USA - SC

*Location:

   Terrace at Riverplace
   West Camperdown Way at Hammond Street
   Greenville, South Carolina, USA
   LL: N 34.8467, W 82.4026
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Hughes Development Corporation
   Attn: Riverplace
   PO Box 2567
   Greenville, SC  29602
   T: (864)242-4483   F: (864)242-4486
   E: via Webform, www.riverplacesc.com
      jmccall@hudev.com

*Schedule:

   Cambridge (Westminster) hour strike,
   0900-2000; autoplay at noon, 3pm, 6pm
   on weekdays, more often on weekends.

*Remarks:

   Bells cast in Heiligerlee (the last
   there), inherited by Harry Vanbergen;
   were in storage for many years;
   gift to this project in 2006 by Harry
   and Peg Vanbergen in memory of his
   parents, H.T. and Johanna.
   Tower and controls by Verdin with
   Vanbergen software; supplementary string
   voice thru speakers on tower top
   (3 octaves, separate keyboard);
   controls in adjacent Lazy Goat
   Restaurant, in sight of tower.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 25 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the itty-bitty octave
   Transposition is up two octaves
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    NONE  
   There are no missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 2012
     with bells made by vanBergen in unknown year
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 (unknown)
     Height of lowest level of bells:   (unknown)
     Height of highest level of bells:  (unknown)
     Belfry openness:  99%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2012
*Links:

The Riverplace Website includes site plans and a Webcam, but the Photo Gallery does not yet have a picture of the carillon.

Background story on the history of the RiverPlace carillon in Greenville and the Vanbergens.

Short article with a good photo of the "new Tommy Wyche Bell Tower and Van Bergen Carillion" [sic]; it says that "The 25 bells are the last set cast in the foundry owned by the Van Bergen family in the Netherlands."

News article on Riverplace, partly about installation of bell tower and carillon.  A slide show includes several photos which show part of the bell tower; others include Harry.
Alternative access to the photo gallery.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the vanBergen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in SC.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 24-Jul-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/07/20
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/09/01
*Photos:

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Tower
Click
Controls
Click
Tower dedication ceremony
Click
Ceremony - donors at upper left corner
Click
Ceremony - Harry Vanbergen

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