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Roosevelt High School
1410 NE 66th St.
Seattle, Washington 98115

Auditorium

OHS Database ID 25759.

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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 June 20, 2009.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Two manuals. 2 divisions. 7 stops. 24 registers. 7 ranks. 583 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, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Combination action thumb pistons.

Notes

  • Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ originally cost $3,100.00 and was a gift of the Class of 1940 as a memorial to the first principal, Mr. V. K. Froula. The high school is undergoing a major redesign and renovation, and the organ was removed and placed in sealed contaners in a Seattle School District storage facility. The organ was rather desperately in need of rebuilding. The rocker tablets for the couplers had begun to warp, crack, and disintegrate. And the drawknobs weren't far behind. Some of the other console controls had been removed. The Swell had damaged pipework. And regulator leather was dry and flaking. A group called Friends of Roosevelt High School Froula Memorial Organ is trying to raise $115,000.00 for the rebuilding and reinstallation of the organ. Its fate is presently (April 2007) undetermined. (Database Manager. April 10, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The School Dist. agreed to pay for prepared chamber space for the organ if funding for its rebuild could be raised elsewhere. Private donations and a very generous gift from the Seattle Chapter of the AGO have made this a reality. The School Dist. also provided the shop space at the former Lincoln High School for the rebuilding, enlargement, and set-up of the organ. The Moller was delivered to Lincoln H.S. from storage in Sept. 2008 and has been under reconstruction and enlargement by the Pipe Organ Foundation of Mercer Island, WA. Reinstallation at Roosevelt H.S. is scheduled for the summer of 2009. (Database Manager. June 20, 2009)

Online Documents

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  • Roosevelt High School. Typed Specification. Author: James R. Stettner Source: 8 1/2 x 11 typed. Document Date. Unknown. Document received from James R. Stettner 2018-05-04.

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Photographs

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Console. Photograph by William J. Bunch 1950-10-10
Console. Photograph by William J. Bunch 1950-10-10
Great chamber grille. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1992-11-06
Great pipework. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1992-11-06
Great Gemshorn basses. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1992-11-06
Great chimes. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1992-11-06
Swell pipework (l-r): 8' Oboe, 8'/4' Salicional, 16' - 2' Gedeckt. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1992-11-06

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Stoplist

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  • Typed Specification. Source: from James R. Stettner
  • Click Here Typed Specification. Source: from James R. Stettner Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.