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LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church (Chapel)
107 LaGrave Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

Dewey Battjes Memorial Chapel

OHS Database ID 46846.

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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 November 14, 2010.


Technical Details

Wicks Direct Electric(©) chests.

Two manuals. 2 divisions. 26 stops. 8 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room. Traditional style console. The console is in a fixed position, left.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified through on-line information from Chad Boorsma. -- Don Haan made some changes and updates to the organ ca. 2007. This included replacing the Great 8' Diapason Conique and adding more general thumb pistons. The pipe chamber is located in the church's tower and speaks from the back of the chapel's balcony. (Database Manager. June 10, 2010)

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Photographs

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Chapel Interior and Chancel. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2010-06-09
Console, Nave, Gallery, and Chamber Grille. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2010-06-09
Console. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2010-06-09
Chapel Exterior. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-07-07
Stained Glass Windows. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-06-20
Stained Glass Windows. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-06-20
Stained Glass Windows. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-06-20
Stained Glass Windows. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-06-20
Stained Glass Windows. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-06-20
Stained Glass Clerestory Windows. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-06-20
Chapel Exterior. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-06-26
Chapel Entrance. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-06-26

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist taken from the console (June 9, 2010)
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    LAGRAVE AVENUE CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
    DEWEY BATTJES MEMORIAL CHAPEL
    
    Wicks Organ Company    Opus 3988   8 ranks    1960
    ____________________________________________________________
    
    GREAT:                          PEDAL:
        8' Diapason Conique 61         16' Subbass 12 [SW]
        8' Rohrfloete 61               16' Rohr Bourdon 12 [GT]
        8' Dolcan 61                    8' Cello [SW]
        8' Unda Maris [TC] 49           8' Flauto Dolce [GT]
        4' Prestant 12                  8' Dolcan [GT]
        4' Flute 12                 5 1/3' Quint [GT]
        4' Dulcet 12                    4' Choral Bass [GT]
    2 2/3' Twelfth                      4' Rohrfloete [GT]
        2' Fifteenth 12                 8' Fagot [SW]
           Tremolo
           Chimes
    
    SWELL:
        8' Stopped Flute 61
        8' Salicional 61
        8' Voix Celeste [TC] 49
        4' Flute D'Amour 12
        4' Salicet 12
    2 2/3' Nazard
        2' Flautino 12
        8' Fagot 61
           Tremolo
    
    [Received on line from Chad Boorsma June 14, 2010.]
  • Click Here Stoplist taken from the console (June 9, 2010) Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.