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St. Joseph's R.C. Church
225 W. Owsley
Chenoa, Illinois 61726

OHS Database ID 2714.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been restored to a previous state.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition December 11, 2013.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 9 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Combination Action: Adjustable mechanical system.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 2004 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Church built c. 1893. If the name plate reads Pomery, OH, the organ must be somewhat later, as Barckhoff moved to Pomery in 1900. Manual compass 61 notes, pedal compass 27 notes. 2 composition pedals. Couplers activated by pushbuttons on the keyslips. The tremolo affects the entire organ. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Fr. Edward Kopec. -- Instrument was completely restored by Buzard Pipe Organ Builders, Champaign, IL in a five-phase prject that took place from 2008-2011. The rededication concert took place on November 6, 2013, followed by the blessing of the Organ by the Most Reverend Daniel R. Jenky, Bishop of Peoria. (Database Manager. December 11, 2013)

Online Documents

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Bibliography

  • Friesen, Michael D.. "Central Illinois Organ Crawl," The Stopt Diapason (Vol. 2, No. 1 [February 1980], pp. 2-10).

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Photographs

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Facade pipes. Photograph by Fr. Edward Kopec 2013-11-06
"Guarantee" plate. Photograph by Fr. Edward Kopec 2013-11-06
Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2010-07-25
Sanctuary interior to rear. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2010-07-25
Console. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2010-07-25
Church exterior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2010-07-25
Builder name plate. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2010-07-25
Case, side panels. Photograph by Fr Edward Kopec 2013-11-06

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist (Source: The Stopt Diapason, February 1980)
          St. John Roman Catholic Church
          Chenoa, Illinois
          Carl Barkhoff, ca. 1893
          OHS ID: 2714
    _____________________________________________________________
          GREAT (61 notes)   SWELL (61 notes)     PEDAL (27 notes
        8 Open Diapason    8 Violin Diapason   16 Sub Bass
        8 Melodia          8 Stopped Diapason
        8 Dulciana         8 Salicional           COUPLERS
        4 Principal        4 Flute Harmonic       Swell to Pedal
                                                  Swell to Great
          Bellows Signal     Tremolo (for all)    Great to Pedal
          Wind Guage         Expression Pedal       
     
          COMPOSITION PEDALS
        1 Draws all Great stops & Sub Bass.
        2 Retires all stops except Dulciana & Sub Bass.    
    _____________________________________________________________
    [Received online from T. Daniel Hancock, 2012-09-14]
  • Click Here Typed stoplist (Source: The Stopt Diapason, February 1980) Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.