HOUSTON - STP/1 : USA - TX

   Martin Milford Jones Memorial

*Location:

   Upper belfry
   St.Paul's United Methodist Church
   South Main Street at Binz Street
   Houston, Texas, USA
   LL: N 29.72580, W 95.38878
Site locator map

*Former Location (1909-1930):

   Milam & McGowan Streets
*Player:
   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Mark Edenfield, Organist/Choirmaster
   W: (713)528-0527 x30
   - or -
   St.Paul's Methodist Church
   5501 South Main Street
   Houston, TX  77004-0699
   T: (713)528-0527   F: (713)528-7748
   E: dawn@stpaulshouston.org
   - or -
   E: info@stpaulshouston.org

*Schedule:

   Seldom used, because too many nearby
   churches have speaker systems.

*Remarks:

   Original chimestand apparently was
   abandoned when church relocated.
   Electric action and keyboard replaced
   in 1995.  Upper belfry is original to
   the building.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The present keyboard was installed in 1930
     by an unknown maker
   Prior history:
     In 1908, the complete instrument of 10 bells was installed
       by Meneely/Troy
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2005
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The church Website opens with a photo of the top of the bell tower.  This chime is mentioned very briefly in a page about the change-ringing bells.

Building description from Emporis Buildings (no photos as of Aug.'07)
(Also see our Emporis Advice.)

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Troy) 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 TX, including the 8-bell ring in the lower belfry of the same tower:

HOUSTON - STP/2               : USA - TX   
*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 14-Dec-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/12/13
   and on technical data last updated on 2002/01/30
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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