Niven Memorial Carillon


   Niven Memorial Tower
   Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
   Augusta Street at West Augusta Place
   Greenville, South Carolina, USA
   LL: N 34.82215, W 82.39065
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   Nancy L. Smith


   Westminster Presbyterian Church
   2310 Augusta Street
   Greenville, SC  29605-1745
   T: (803)232-2424




   Some bells installed 1963.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 24 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    NONE  
   There is one missing bass semitone
   There is no practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1964
     with bells made by vanBergen   
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  . meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   (unknown)
     Height of highest level of bells:  (unknown)
     Belfry openness:  95%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1978

The church Website has a photo of the original building and a tower that does not appear to contain bells; this instrument is not mentioned anywhere.  (A former version of the Website used to open with a photo of the building and a free-standing campanile.)

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.

   This page was built from the database on  7-Mar-21
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/03/06
   and on technical data last updated on 1979/01/17

Tower from northeast
Tower from north
Tower entrance
Memorial plaque

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