Dear readers, All Saints St. Anthony Catholic Church in Chicago has not one bell tower, but two!
The one on the left is leased by T-Mobile for their use.
The one on the right has the good stuff…three bells cast by McShane of Baltimore in 1914. They were installed shortly after the church was erected.
These bells are rung before Sunday services and for special occasions, such as weddings and funerals. Let’s take a closer look.
The bells are dedicated to Saints Anthony, Mary, and Joseph.
And here’s a glimpse of the current automatic ringing mechanism from Verdin (the bells no longer swing).
Noel, the building manager, took time out of his busy day to guide me up the tower. Thanks, Noel!