NEWNAN : USA - GA

*Location:

   South tower
   Newnan Presbyterian Church
   Greenville/Jefferson Streets (US-29)
     at Salbide Avenue
   Newnan, Georgia, USA
   LL: N 33.37223, W 84.79959
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*Player:

   John Lambert
*Past chimer:
   2No1924 ded. M.H.Meete of Baltimore

*Contact:

   Newnan Presbyterian Church
   *parcel:
     38 Greenville Street
     Newnan, GA  30263
   *postal:
     PO Box 1107
     Newnan, GA  30263-1107
   T: (770)253-4405   F: (770)253-0652
   - or -
   Cliff Brock, Music Director
   E: cliff/@/newnanpres DOTorg

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Donated by Congressman Gordon Lee in
   memory of his wife, Olive Emily Berry
   Lee

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument or collection of 15 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 whole instrument was installed in 1924
     with bells made by McShane     
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1997
*Links:

The church Website has a History page which includes two photos from the installation of the chime.  The History page shows only the previous church building; there is no picture of the current building and its asymmetric towers. A downloadable PDF of the church history mentions the gift of the bells, and has two more related photos (p.14).  Pages 21-22 are all about the bells, with photos and a record of all their inscriptions.

A newspaper article (The Atlanta Constitution, Thursday 23 Oct 1924, p11) announced the dedication of the chime, including 7 concerts over the weekend.  It also detailed the inscriptions on the first two bells, and mentioned that the others carry quotations from the Bible and hymns.

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 GA.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  3-Mar-21
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/03/03
   and on technical data last updated on 2005/02/12
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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