Watervliet in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Saint Patrick's Church Bell
The bell was manufactured by the Meneely Bell foundry of Watervliet for the former Saint Patrick's Church in 1906. They were the master bell maker at the time. Perched in the tower at an altitude of 125 feet, the bell could be heard throughout the city. Its sweet toned sound is in the key of Bb international pitch i.e.. the bass clef. The instrument weighing 11,000 pounds mounted is made of the purest metal, 78% copper and 22% tin. The bell, a gift from the Holy Name Society cost $3500. It was made and delivered within 60 days of the receipt of the order.
In 1890 the former St. Patrick's church located on the southwest corner of 23rd Street and 4th Avenue become totally inadequate for the number of parishioners. As a result, a new church was built on the north side of Ninteenth Street between 5th and 6th Avenue, a facsimile of the church at Lourdes, France
Heartfelt gratitude to the Nigro Companies and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish for donating the Saint Patrick's Bell to the Watervliet Historical Society. A special thanks also to Streck's Inc., Bonded Concrete, the City of
Erected 2013 by Watervliet Historical Society.
Location. 42° 43.57′ N, 73° 42.062′ W. Marker is in Watervliet, New York, in Albany County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Avenue and 15th Street on 1st Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is next to the large bell at the front steps at the Watervliet Historical Society. The society is located at the Corner of 1st Avenue and 15th Street, just behind the Watervliet Public Library. Marker is in this post office area: Watervliet NY 12189, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Parrott Rifle (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Watervliet (within shouting distance of this marker); Meneely Foundry (within shouting distance of this marker); Peter J. Dalessandro (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S. Army 3 Inch M5 Antitank Gun (about 600 feet away); The Nalle Rescue (about 700 feet away); Uncle Sam (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mayor James F. Cavanaugh (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Watervliet.
Also see . . . The Watervliet Historical Society. (Submitted on December 7, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
Additional keywords. St Patrick's Watervliet church demolition
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 502 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on December 7, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.