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Parkside Evangelical Lutheran Church
2 Wallace Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14214

OHS Database ID 22931.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 3, 2013.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 25 stops. 30 registers. 28 ranks. 1883 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, left.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Extant. (Database Manager. January 19, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from Peter Davis. -- I was organist at Parkside from 1986-89, at which time the organ was releathered by Delaware Organ Co., who had Perflex-ed it in 1972. The original Skinner console was replaced with a Möller console (3 manual) about 1956, at which time a Marr & Colton 16' Tuba was added to the Pedal. Delaware made significant tonal changes in 1972 also, part of a total destruction revision to "modernize" the organ. The original French Horn (GT) and Vox Humana (SW) and Harp (CH) were removed. The Harmonic Flute (GT) was put onto the Vox channel as a 2-2/3 (SW). Fortunately, Delaware's "vision" of the complete rebuild was never completed, and some of the original Skinner beauty survives. (Database Manager. May 19, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from Vince Harzewski. (Database Manager. December 31, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from Vince Harzewski. (Database Manager. January 3, 2013)

Online Documents

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  • Contract for a New Organ. Purchase contract with specification. Source: Printed contract with typewritten specifications. Document Date. Unknown. Document received from Vince Harzewski 2018-05-17.
  • Contract for a new console. Contract for a new 3 manual EP console, pedal relay, and tuning slides. Source: Printed contract with typewritten specifications. Document Date. September 29, 1953. Document received from Vince Harzewski 2018-05-17.

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist from Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives
    Buffalo, New York
    Parkside Evangelical Lutheran Church
    
    Skinner Organ Company   Opus 476   1924       3 manuals, 25 stops, 28 ranks
    ___________________________________________________________________________
    
             GREAT ORGAN                            SWELL ORGAN
         16' Bourdon              17 PED        16' Bourdon              73
          8' Diapason             73             8' Diapason             73
          8' Claribel Flute       73             8' Gedeckt              73
          8' Erzähler             73             8' Salicional           73
          4' Octave               73             8' Voix Celeste         73
          4' Flute                73             8' Flauto Dolce         73
          8' French Horn (in SW)  73             8' Flute Celeste (TC)   61
             Chimes               20 tubes       4' Flute                73
                                               III  Mixture             183
             CHOIR ORGAN                         8' Cornopean            73
          8' Concert Flute        61             8' Flugel Horn          73
          8' Kleine Erzähler II  122             8' Vox Humana           73
          4' Flute                61                Tremolo
          2' Piccolo              61
          8' Clarinet             61                PEDAL ORGAN
             Tremolo                            16' Diapason             32
          8' Harp (TC)            --            16' Bourdon              32
          4' Celesta              61 bars       16' Echo Bourdon         SW
                                                 8' Octave               12
                                                 8' Gedeckt              12
                                                 8' Still Gedeckt        SW
                                                    Chimes               GT
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2014-07-25]
    
    
  • Click Here Stoplist from Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.