St.Mary's Dousman Bell Tower
   Nashotah House Theological Seminary
   Mission Road at Mission Avenue
   Nashotah, Wisconsin, USA
   LL: N 43.0818, W 88.4240
*Former location (1995-2013):
   (in storage)
   Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA
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   Nashotah House Theological Seminary
   2777 Mission Road
   Nashotah, WI  53058
   T: (262)646-6500


   (None - bells in storage)


   Bells cast and delivered to donor in
   Pewaukee WI in 1995.  That town never
   found or made a home for them.
   Ground broken for a veterans memorial
   tower in Nov.2007, and fundraising
   began; but plans collapsed in 2011.
   2013: bells blessed in October,
   after transfer to Nashotah House.
   2016: ground broken for new tower.
   2018: completion expected this year.
   2020: project halted; future uncertain.

*Technical data:

   Ring of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G# in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ROPE  /    NONE  
   There are no added semitones
   The whole instrument was cast in 1995
     with bells made by Whitechapel 
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1995

News articles (11 Nov 2016 and 16 Nov 2016) on ground-breaking for the new bell tower at Nashotah House; with architects's rendering of how the completed tower will look.

News article on the background of the project and the change to install at Nashotah House.

The seminary Website has a blog article on the naming and blessing of the bells, with one photo.

Flickr photostream of the dedication of the bells at Nashotah House

News article on the gift of the bells, with photo of the seminary's old bell.

News article about the bells not going to Pewaukee

News article (June 2011) indicating that the plan for a bell tower for Pewaukee has fallen through.

The Memorial Website has drawings of the proposed bell tower, and photos of the ceremonial groundbreaking, but does not show the precise location.

Nov.2006 note that groundbreaking was held on Veterans Day

2006 news article, reporting that the bells are finally finding a home

The Village Website has no information about the bells yet.

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

Ranking among all North American rings by pitch/weight.
Ranking among all North American rings by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American rings by year of completion.

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).

Index to all tower bell instruments in WI.

   This page was built from the database on 10-Oct-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/09/15
   and on technical data last updated on 1997/07/14

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