Second Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
   Kingston Pike SW,
     west of Lindsey Place SW
   Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
   LL: N 35.95174, W 83.95052
*Former Location:
   Walnut Street and Church Avenue
   Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
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   Brenda Goslee, Organist


   Second Presbyterian Church
   2829 Kingston Pike
   Knoxville, TN  37919-4697
   T: 865-523-2189
   E: ajohnson/@/2ndpres DOTorg




   Original added semitone flat 7th.
   First electrification in 1946.
   Church moved with bells in 1957; added
   bells & new controls may date from
   this time.  Added semitones are now
   flat 7th and flat 10th.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 13 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  2 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C F   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in unknown year
     with bells made by an unknown maker
   Prior history:
     In 1907, the instrument was begun with 10 bells
       by McShane     
       Transposition was nil (concert pitch)
       Keyboard range was:     D E   /    ----  
       There was one added semitone
   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:   5%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992

The church Website has a dim silhouette of the tower in the background, and a better (but smaller) photo in the series which rotates through the home page.  But there is no mention of these bells, and no photo of the preceding building which also housed them.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane bellfoundry.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, 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 TN.

   This page was built from the database on  4-Nov-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/09/30
   and on technical data last updated on 2021/09/30


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