St.Mark's Episcopal Church
   19th Street & Central Avenue
   Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
   LL: N 41.13588, W 104.81621
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   St.Mark's Church
   1908 Central Avenue
   Cheyenne, WY  82001-3743
   T: (307)634-7709   F: (307)634-7700
   - or -
   Larry Swanson, Junior Warden
   E: lgs1096 /@/ bresnan DOT net




   Added semitones: flat 7th & sharp 4th.
   Original McShane auxiliary electric
   action, built into chimestand, is now
   the primary action, from transposing
   keyboard (also C-D) at the organ; but
   chimestand is restorable.  Also in
   belfry is original Jones & Co. bell
   (now unused), gift of St.Mark's, Phila.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  2 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1927
     with bells made by McShane     
   Year of latest technical information source is 2009


A pale sketch of the building forms the background of the home page of the church Website; a brighter version (but no photo) can be found elsewhere.  There is no mention of the chime.

Video (6:07) giving the history of the church & tower and a brief view of part of the chimestand

A video (6:24) of the "haunted" church has glimpses of the tower access stairway, the bells and the chimestand.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane 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 WY.


   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

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