The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Ascension Episcopal Church
1133 N. LaSalle Blvd.
Chicago, Illinois 60610

OHS Database ID 37900.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition December 22, 2008.
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Technical Details

Electric key action. Electric stop action.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 55 stops. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Non-traditional style console.

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 toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ is housed in a case in the rear gallery. The case is 9-sectional containing 99 pipes arranged: 3-22-3-19-5-19-3-22-3. The four clusters of 3 and the one of 5 are towers. The two flats of 22 are divided into upper and lower sections having 11 pipes each. The two flats of 19 are divided into upper (8) and lower (11) sections as well. (Database Manager. December 22, 2008)

Online Documents

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  • Schlicker Organs. Identification of persons making the specification, designing the case, building the case, photo, and stoplist.. Source: Schlicker Organ Co. brochure. Document Date. Unknown. Document received from William G. Barnes 2018-06-05.

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Related Database Entries

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Organ; photo from Schlicker promotional materials. Digital image by James R. Stettner 2008-12-15
Organ Case. (1994) Photograph by Michael A. Way

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  • . Source: Stoplist copied from The Diapason January 1966
           Chicago, Illinois
           Church of the Ascension, Episcopal
           Schlicker   1964   3/64
           GREAT                         SWELL
       16' Gedecktpommer  61          8' Rohrfloete    61
        8' Principal      61          8' Salicional    61
        8' Holzfloete     61          8' Voix Celeste  56
        8' Gemshorn       61          4' Principal     61
        4' Octave         61          4' Koppelfloete  61
        4' Hohlfloete     61      2 2/3' Nasat         61
        2' Schwegel       61          2' Nachthorn     61
    IV-VI  Mixture       330      1 3/5' Terz          49
       IV  Scharf        244       IV-V  Mixture      292
       16' Trumpet        tc         16' Fagott        61
        8' Trumpet        61          8' Schalmei      61
        4' Trumpet        12          4' Clarion       61
       32' Untersatz      12
       16' Principal      32          8' Gedeckt       61 
       16' Subbass        32          4' Rohrfloete    61
        8' Octave         32          2' Principal     61
        8' Flachfloete    32          2' Blockfloete   61
        8' Gedeckt        12      1 3/5' Terz          45 
        4' Choralbass     32      1 1/3' Klein-Nasat   61
        4' Gedeckt        12          1' Siffloete     61
        2' Hohlfloete     32     III-IV  Mixture      225
      III  Rauschpfeife   96        III  Terzzimbel   183
       IV  Mixture       128         16' Holzregal     61
       32' Contra Fagott  12          8' Krummhorn     61
       16' Posaune        32             Tremolo
       16' Fagott         SW         16' Trumpet       GT
        8' Trumpet        12          8' Trumpet       GT
        4' Schalmei       32          4' Trumpet       GT
        2' Cornet         12
             [Received from Jeff Scofield May 11, 2018]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist copied from The Diapason January 1966 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.