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Best Tolls for Thee: David Chapel Missionary Baptist Church

Best Tolls for Thee: David Chapel Missionary Baptist Church
PHOTO BY Jana Birchum

For years you could tell time, literally, in East Austin's Chestnut neighborhood by the bells in the tower at David Chapel. Music filled the sky at 9am, noon, 3pm, 6pm, and 9pm – like clockwork. But those sounds are now gone. Why? We're not sure, but man, we miss those midday melodies – songs that make each day go by more gently and sweetly. After all, this is a music city, and there's no better way to make it so than for music to rain from the heavens – even on sunny afternoons. Bring back the bells!

David Chapel Baptist Church
2211 E. MLK, 512/472-9748

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