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First Presbyterian Church
150 S. Ashland Avenue
La Grange, Illinois 60525


OHS Database ID 35682.

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OHS Convention Organ, 2012.

Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 15, 2012.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 6 divisions. 34 stops. 49 registers. 45 ranks. 2305 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a gallery at the rear of the room and some pipes are exposed. Traditional style console. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • 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:
    Gallery installation; the existing eight rank Estey, #2798 was retained as Chancel organ; dedication recital played by James A. Thomas on January 13, 1963, (Database Manager. June 28, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- The Chancel Organ was made up of some stops from the old Estey, with more pipework added later by others; the Chancel Organ is now silent due to water damage. (Database Manager. February 15, 2012)

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Console and Pipe Display. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2011-05-10
Balcony and Pipe Display. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2011-05-10
Console. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2011-05-10
Nave, Balcony, and Pipe Display. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2011-05-10
Whitehead Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2011-05-10
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2011-05-10
Church Exterior. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2011-05-10
Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr
Left Stopjamb. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr
Right Stopjamb. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr
Console divisional cancel pistons and signals. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr
Outside front entrance. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: From Allen Kinzey
    La Grange, Illinois
    Cossitt Avenue School
    Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.   Opus 1390   1960   3 manuals, 34 stops, 45 ranks
               GREAT ORGAN                               SWELL ORGAN
           16' Quintaton           61                16' Rohrbordun          12
            8' Principal           61                 8' Rohrflöte           68
            8' Bourdon             61                 8' Viola               68
            8' Erzähler            pf                 8' Viola Celeste       68
            4' Octave              61                 8' Flute Celeste II   124
            4' Waldflöte           61                 4' Spitz Principal     68
            2' Fifteenth           61             2 2/3' Nazard              61
        III-V  Fourniture         269                 2' Blockflöte          61
               Chimes              25 tubes          IV  Plein Jeu          244
                                                     16' Fagotto             68
               POSITIV ORGAN                          8' Trompette           68
            8' Nasonflöte          61                 4' Rohrschalmei        68
            8' Flute Celeste II    SW                    Tremulant
            4' Koppelflöte         61
            4' Flute Celeste II    SW                    PEDAL ORGAN
            2' Prinzipal           61                16' Contre Basse        32
        1 3/5' Terz                61                16' Quintaton           GT
        1 1/3' Quinte              61                16' Rohrbordun          SW
            1' Sifflöte            61                 8' Spitz Principal     32
           II  Zimbel             122                 8' Quintaton           GT
            8' Krummhorn           pf                 8' Rohrflöte           SW
               Tremulant                              4' Choralbass          12
                                                      4' Rohrflöte           SW
               CHANCEL ORGAN                        III  Rauschquinte        96
            8' Gedeckt             68 a              16' Bombarde            32
            8' Gemshorn            68 a              16' Fagotto             SW
            8' Gemshorn Celeste    pf                 8' Fagotto             SW
            4' Montre              68 b               4' Fagotto             SW
            2' Principal           61 b
       III-IV  Plein Jeu           pf                    CHANCEL PEDAL
            8' Festival Trumpet    68 b              16' Gedeckt             12 CL
               Tremulant                              8' Montre              12 CL
                                                      4' Choralbass          CL
            a  existing pipework from Estey, Op. 2798
            b  added later by others
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-02-25]
  • Click Here Typed stoplist. Source: From Allen Kinzey Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.