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Parkland United Methodist Church
12223 A Street
Parkland (Tacoma), Washington 98444

OHS Database ID 24807.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) unit chests.

Two manuals. 1 divisions. 24 stops. 6 registers. 6 ranks. 402 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

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

Stop keys above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. No combination action. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal.


  • Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The console appears to be a reworked, electronic organ console in Art Nouveau style. It might be an Everett Orgatron console - which would then make the builder likely to be Balcom and Vaughan. (Database Manager. November 25, 2006)

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  • Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner. Source: Stoplist copied from the console August 18, 1998
    Parkland (Tacoma), Washington
    Parkland United Methodist Church
    R. BYARD FRITTS, Opus __, 19__ - Original Specifications
    GREAT (Expressive)            SWELL (Expressive)            Pedal (Expressive)
    16    Diapason                16    Bourdon                 16  Bourdon
    8     Open Diapason           8     Diapason                8   Diapason
    8     Gedeckt                 8     Gedeckt                 8   Bass Flute
    8     Salicional              8     Salicional              4   Flute
    8     Dulciana                8     Voix Celeste
    4     Octave                  8     Dulciana
    4     Flute                   4     Flute d'Amour
    4     Violina                 4     Violina
    4     Dulcet                  2-2/3 Nazard
                                  2     Flautino
                                  8     Oboe Horn
    16    Diapason                (Gt)  --     From the 8' Diapason. Tenor C.
    16    Bourdon             (Sw/Ped)  12     Extension of the 8' Gedeckt. Tenor C
                                                  on the Swell.
    8     Open Diapason           (Gt)  61
    8     Diapason            (Sw/Ped)  --     Same as the 8' Open Diapason.
    8     Gedeckt              (Gt/Sw)  61
    8     Bass Flute             (Ped)  --     Same as the 8' Gedeckt.
    8     Salicional           (Gt/Sw)  61
    8     Voix Celeste            (Sw)  49     Tenor C.
    8     Dulciana             (Gt/Sw)  49     Tenor C.
    4     Octave                  (Gt)  12     Extension of the 8' Open Diapason.
    4     Flute d'Amour           (Sw)  12     Extension of the 8' Gedeckt.
    4     Flute               (Gt/Ped)  --     Same as the 4' Flute d'Amour.
    4     Violina              (Gt/Sw)  12     Extension of the 8' Salicional.
    4     Dulcet                  (Gt)  --     From the 8' Dulciana. The top octave
    2-2/3 Nazard                  (Sw)   7     Extension of the Gedeckt unit.
    2     Flautino                (Sw)   5     Extension of the Gedeckt unit.
    8     Oboe Horn               (Sw)  61
          Tremolo                 (Sw)  --     Affects the entire instrument.
    Open Diapason                 Gedeckt                       Salicional
    73 pipes                      97 pipes                      73 pipes
    Voix Celeste                  Dulciana                      Oboe Horn
    49 pipes                      49 pipes                      61 pipes
                                         PEDAL MOVEMENTS
                                Expression                    (bal.)
                                Crescendo                     (bal.)
    ACTION: E-M         VOICES: 6         STOPS: 24         RANKS: 6         PIPES: 402
    The pipes are located in a central chamber at the front of the church, speaking
    directly down the center aisle. The console sits at the right side of the sanctuary
    at the edge of the chancel platform with the organist facing across the chancel -
    the congregation to the left. The console appears to be a reworked, 1950's, elec-
    tronic organ console in an "Art Nouveau" style.
    Sources: JRS; extant organ
    Parkland United Methodist
    12223 A Street
    P.O. Box 44166
    Tacoma,  WA.  98444
    (253) 531-2400                               Documented: August 18, 1998
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner. Source: Stoplist copied from the console August 18, 1998 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.