Four clock chime bells, St. John Cantius, Chicago

St. John Cantius Church

In October 2018, a member of St. John Cantius Catholic Church hired us to research and write a historical report of their three separate sets of bells. St. John Cantius is known throughout the region for its large, far-ranging congregation, traditional Latin liturgy, and sumptuous sanctuary and music. The abundant use of tower and sanctuary…

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St. Chrysostom's Church, Chicago

St. Chrysostom’s Episcopal Church

The Richard T. Crane memorial carillon was installed in 1928, one of the first carillons in the Midwest and of outstanding quality from the Gillett & Johnston foundry of England. Until two years ago, the performance of the instrument had been sporadic. Through our initiative, the church leaders made the pivotal decision in November 2015…

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Large Bell of Niles, Illinois

Village of Niles, IL

The village of Niles plans to revamp the area surrounding its Leaning Tower of Pisa replica into a community destination for work and play. A park, outdoor concert grounds, and community center will frame the tower, while commercial and residential properties will fill out the walkable Touhy Triangle. The Leaning Tower of Niles serves as…

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