Upper belfry
   Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church
   South Main Street,
     near North McGregor Way
   Houston, Texas, USA
   LL: N 29.71642, W 95.39639
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   Palmer Memorial Church
   6221 Main Street
   Houston, TX  77030
   T: 713-529-6196   F: 713-529-6178
   E: cdknapp@palmerchurch.org




   Comprised of four swinging bells by
   Meneely/Troy (3 of 1927 and 1 of 1929)
   plus five new bells by Whitechapel;
   old bells tuned and rehung for swing-
   chiming by Whitechapel; added semitone
   is flat 7th.  Upper belfry is
   original to the building; for the
   ring of 8 in the new lower belfry,
   see last Link below.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of  9 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There is one added semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 2005
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Year of latest technical information source is 2004


The church Website has a variety of photos that show the bell tower to some extent, and there is a page about the bells.  The Contact Us page includes floor plans of the expansive facility.

The initial phase of this work having fewer than 8 bells, it is not indexed by foundry.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Whitechapel 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 TX, including the ring of 8 (PM/2) in the new lower belfry of the same tower.


   This page was built from the database on 10-Nov-09
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/11/03
   and on technical data last updated on 2009/08/12

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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