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First Unitarian Church
5650 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637


OHS Database ID 23610.

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Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 15, 2006.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 29 stops. 34 registers. 33 ranks. 2208 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 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:
    Existing Chapel organ included in contract; extant; altered. (Database Manager. May 15, 2006)
  • Updated by Jeff Hamrick, who has heard or played the organ. (Steven E. Lawson. April 24, 2018)

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Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr
Sanctuary interior to rear. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr
. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: From Allen Kinzey
    Chicago, Illinois
    First Unitarian Church
    Skinner Organ Company   Opus 810   1929       3 manuals, 29 stops, 33 ranks
             GREAT ORGAN                            SWELL ORGAN
         16' Bourdon             61              8' Open Diapason       73
          8' First Diapason      61              8' Rohr Flute          73
          8' Second Diapason     61              8' Salicional          73
          4' Octave              61              8' Voix Celeste (TC)   73
          4' Flute               61              8' Flute Celeste II   134
         II  Grave Mixture      122              4' Octave              73
          8' Trumpet    (in CH)  61              4' Flute Triangulaire  73
                                               III  Mixture            183
             CHOIR ORGAN                        16' Waldhorn            73
          8' Geigen              73              8' Cornopean           73
          8' Concert Flute       73              8' Oboe                73
          8' Gemshorn            73              4' Clarion             73
          4' Flute               73                 Tremolo
      2 2/3' Nazard              61
          2' Piccolo             61                 PEDAL ORGAN
      1 3/5' Tierce              61             16' Contra Bass         32
          8' Clarinet            73             16' Bourdon             32
             Tremolo                            16' Echo Lieblich       SW
                                                 8' Octave              12
                                                 8' Gedeckt             12
                                                 4' Flute               12
                                                16' Waldhorn            SW
    Playable from the new console is the old organ located in the chapel:
             CHAPEL GREAT ORGAN                     CHAPEL SWELL ORGAN
          8' Open Diapason                       8' Violin Diapason
          8' Melodia                             8' Stopped Diapason
          8' Dulciana                            8' Salicional
          4' Octave                              4' Flute Harmonique
         16' Bourdon
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-03-01]
  • Click Here Typed stoplist. Source: From Allen Kinzey Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.