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Central Lutheran Church
309 West 5th
Spokane, Washington 99204

OHS Database ID 34414.

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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 April 25, 2008.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 16 stops. 28 registers. 20 ranks. 1298 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is at the front of the room, and some pipes are exposed. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, left.

Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons.


  • Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This was a program of tonal changes and additions, only. The Swell II Sesquialtera and Great 1-1/3' Nasat were swapped. The original Swell 8' Flauto Dolce was replaced with a new 8' Rohrflöte. The original Swell 4' Gemshorn was replaced with a new 4' Koppelflöte. And a new 2' Principal was added to the Swell on a new chest. The rededication concert was played by William F. Clausen, Jr. Sources: Balcom and Vaughan files; documented Dec. 10, 1991. (Database Manager. April 25, 2008)

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  • Original document from James R. Stettner.. Source: Stoplist copied from console stop controls PDF document; -- will open in a new window or tab.
  • Original document from James R. Stettner.. Source: Stoplist copied from the console December 10, 1991
    Spokane, WA
    Central Lutheran Church
    AEOLIAN-SKINNER ORGAN CO., Opus 1459, 1966
    Balcom and Vaughan Pipe Organs, Inc., SC 292, 1971 - Tonal Revisions & Additions
    GREAT                                        COUPLERS
      8     Principal                  61          Swell to Pedal                  8
      8     Gross Pommer               61          Great to Pedal                  8
      8     Rohr Flöte           (Sw)  --
      4     Spitz Prestant             61          Swell to Great               16,8,4
      2     Nachthorn                  61
      II    Sesquialtera   [12-17]    122
      IV    Scharf    19-22-26-29]    244        FINGER PISTONS
      8     Trompete                   61          General                       1 – 4
            Tremulant                              Swell                         1 – 4
            blank                                  Great                         1 – 4
                                                     Gr. to Ped.                 (rev)
      Great to Great 4'                            Pedal                         1 – 4
                                                   Full Organ                    (rev)
    SWELL (Expressive)
      8     Viole Conique              68
      8     Viole Celeste        (FF)  61        TOE STUDS
      8     Rohr Flöte                 68          General                       1 – 4
      4     Koppel Flöte               68          Pedal                         1 – 4
      2     Principal                  61
      1-1/3 Rohr Nasat                 61
      16    Krummhorn                  68        PEDAL MOVEMENTS
      8     Hautbois                   68          Swell Expression             (bal.)
      4     Krummhorn                  24          Crescendo                    (bal.)
      Swell to Swell 16'
      Swell Unison Off
      Swell to Swell 4'
      16    Spitz Prinzipal            32
      16    Pommer Bass          (Gr)  12
      8     Spitzbass                  12        ACTION: E-P primary & unit
      8     Pommer               (Gr)  --
      8     Rohr Flöte           (Sw)  --        VOICES: 16
      4     Spitz Oktave               12
      4     Flöte                (Gr)  --        STOPS: 28
      16    Kontra Trompete      (Gr)  12
      16    Krummhorn            (Sw)  --        RANKS: 20
      8     Krummhorn            (Sw)  --
      4     Krummhorn            (Sw)  --        PIPES: 1,298
    The organ was originally placed entirely on the right side of the chancel. The exposed
    Great is cantilevered over the choir seats. The Swell is located directly behind the
    Great, and the Pedal is divided on either side of the swellbox.
    The console was a used, refurbished Frazee console provided by Aeolian-Skinner. It was
    placed on the left side of the chancel with the organist facing the pipes/chamber across
    the chancel - the congregation to the right.
    The original dedication recital was played by David P. Dahl.
    The tonal changes were as follows:
    In the Great, the 1-1/3' Rohr Nasat was replaced by the Swell II Sesquialtera.
    In the Swell, the original 4' Gemshorn was replaced with a new 4' Koppel Flöte, and the
    original 8' Flauto Dolce was replaced with a new 8' Rohr Flöte. The Great 1-1/3' Rohr
    Nasat replaced the II Sesquialtera, and the 2' Principal was added on a new chest.
    The Pedal remained unaltered as did the couplers, finger pistons, toe studs, and pedal
    The re-dedication concert was played by William F. Clausen, Jr. 
    Sources: E.M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner opus list; Balcom and Vaughan files; JRS;
             extant, organ.
    Central Lutheran Church
    309 W. 5th
    Spokane,  WA.  99204                              Documented: December 10, 1991		
  • Click Here Original document from James R. Stettner.. Source: Stoplist copied from the console December 10, 1991 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.