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First (Park) Congregational Church
10 East Park Place NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

OHS Database ID 23566.

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Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 30, 2014.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 6 divisions. 44 stops. 54 registers. 50 ranks. 3330 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with roll top.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.

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:
    Rebuilt by M.P. Möller, #R-806 in 1969 with new four-manual console and fiftysix new ranks; after disastrous fire in 1988 replaced by M.P. Möller, #11810 in 1991. (Database Manager. May 10, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from Chad Boorsma. -- The organ featured an Echo-Antiphonal division of 11 ranks installed in the rear ceiling of the sanctuary, given as a memorial by Mr. and Mrs. Hayward N. Hoyt. Also included were a harp and chimes, the latter given as a memorial by the McBain family. (Database Manager. April 8, 2010)

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  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    First (Park) Congregational Church
    
    Skinner Organ Company   Opus 784   1929          4 manuals, 44 stops, 50 ranks
    ______________________________________________________________________________
    
               GREAT ORGAN                           SWELL ORGAN
           16' Bourdon              5 PED         8' Geigen              73
            8' First Diapason      61             8' Rohrflöte           73
            8' Second Diapason     61             8' Salicional          73
            8' Flute Harmonique    61             8' Voix Celeste        73
            4' Octave              61             8' Flauto Dolce        73
            4' Flute               61             8' Flute Celeste (TC)  61
           II  Grave Mixture      122             4' Octave Geigen       73
            8' Tuba                61 (in CH)     4' Flute Triangulaire  73
            8' French Horn         61 (in CH)     V  Mixture            305
                                                 16' Waldhorn            73
               CHOIR ORGAN                        8' Trumpet             73
           16' Contra Gamba        73             8' Corno d'Amore       73
            8' Cello               73             8' Vox Humana          73
            8' Concert Flute       73             4' Clarion             73
            8' Dulciana            73
            8' Unda Maris (TC)     61                PEDAL ORGAN
            4' Flute               73            16' Diapason            32
            4' Dulciana            73            16' Bourdon             32
        2 2/3' Nazard              61            16' Contra Gamba        CH
            8' Corno di Bassetto   73             8' Octave              12
               Tremolo                            8' Gedeckt             12
            8' Harp (TC)           --             4' Flute               12
            4' Celesta             61 bars       16' Trombone            32
                                                 16' Waldhorn            SW
               ECHO-ANTIPHONAL ORGAN              8' Tromba              12
            8' Diapason            73             4' Clarion             12
            8' Chimney Flute       73                Chimes              GT
            8' Gamba               73
            8' Vox Angelica II    134                ECHO-ANTIPHONAL PEDAL
            4' Octave              73            16' Subbass             32
            4' Flute               73            16' Bourdon             32
            8' Trumpet             73             8' Octave              12
            8' Vox Humana          73             8' Gedeckt             12
               Tremolo
               Chimes              25 tubes
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2016-07-07]
    
    
  • Click Here From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.