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St. James Methodist Church
4611 S. Ellis Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60653


OHS Database ID 47055.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been relocated and is no longer at this location.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 7, 2014.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 6 divisions. 55 stops. 50 registers. 55 ranks. 3912 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is movable.

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 on-line information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. July 25, 2010)
  • Updated through online information from Steven Aycock. -- As of Sept, 2011 plans are that the organ is to be moved to St. John Cantius. (Database Manager. September 1, 2011)
  • Restored by Casavant and moved to St. John Cantius R. C. Church, Chicago, in 2013. (Jeff Scofield. October 21, 2013)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Weiler. -- This instrument was restored in a collaborative effort by the original builder and JL Weiler, Inc., Chicago. (Database Manager. February 7, 2014)

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Console. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2010-11-28
Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2010-11-28
Sanctuary interior to rear. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2010-11-28
Coupler rail and builder nameplate. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2010-11-28
Chamber and facade pipes. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2010-11-28
Church exterior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2010-11-28

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  • Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
           Chicago, Illinois
           St. James Methodist Church
           Casavant   Op. 1130   1926   4/55
           Courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives
           St. Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada
           GREAT                            SWELL
       16' Double Open Diapason 73      16' Bourdon            73
        8' First Open Diapason  73       8' Open Diapason      73
        8' Second Open Diapason 73       8' Violin Diapason    73
        8' Doppelflöte          73       8' Salicional         73
        8' Gemshorn             73       8' Stopped Diapason   73
        4' Octave               73       8' Viole da Gamba     73
        4' Harmonic Flute       73       8' Voix Céleste II   134
       IV  Mixture             292       8' Aeoline            73
        8' Trumpet              73       4' Violina            73
           Super                         4' Flauto Traverso    73
           Chimes               EC       2' Piccolo            61
                                       III  Dolce Cornet      219
           CHOIR                        16' Double Trumpet     73
       16' Contra Gamba         73       8' Cornopean          73
        8' Open Diapason        73       8' Oboe               73
        8' Concert Flute        73       8' Vox Humana (soft)  73
        8' Dulciana             73       4' Clarion            73
        8' Unda Maris           73          Tremulant
        4' Flute d'Amour        73          Sub
    2 2/3' Nazard               73          Super
        2' Flageolet            61          Chimes             EC
        8' Cor Anglais          73
        8' Clarinet             73          SOLO
           Tremulant                     8' Stentorphone       73
           Sub                           8' Gross Flute        73
           Super                         8' Viole d'Orchestre  73
           Celesta              61       8' Viole Céleste      73
           Celesta Sub                   8' Tuba               73
           PEDAL                            Sub
       32' Double Open Diapason --          Super
       16' Open Diapason        32
       16' Bourdon              32          ECHO
       16' Gamba                CH       8' Echo Diapason      73
       16' Lieblich Gedeckt     SW       8' Cor de Nuit        73
        8' Flute (Open Diap)    12       4' Fern Flute         73
        8' Stopped Flute        12       8' Musette            73
        8' Cello                32          Tremulant
       16' Trombone             32          Chimes (existing)
           Chimes               EC
       In addition to a "16' stops On & Off" reversible piston,
       there is also a "2' stops On & Off" reversible.  Both have
       indicator lights and do not affect the knobs.
       [Received online from Jeff Scofield  July 25, 2010]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from the factory specifications Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.