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Portland United Methodist Church
310 E. Bridge Street
Portland, Michigan 48875

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 52137.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition August 12, 2019.


Technical Details

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 26 stops. 17 ranks. 1039 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 in a fixed position, left.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. 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.

Notes

  • This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by Cary Dumas, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- The console says the organ was completed in 1990, but the Fowler Organ Co. website says 1991. (Database Manager. November 23, 2013)
  • Organ was removed following a 2015 tornado that damaged the church building. Fowler reinstalled the organ after repairs were completed to the facility. (Chad Boorsma. August 12, 2019)

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Photographs

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Church Exterior. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-08-08
Church Exterior. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-08-08
Front Stained Glass Window. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-08-08
Side Stained Glass Window. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-08-08
Console. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-08-08
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-08-08
Organ Case. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-08-08
Organ Case, Chamber Grillework, and Chimes. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-08-08
Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Organ Case. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-08-08
Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Organ Case. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-08-08
Nave and Balcony. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-08-08

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist from Chad Boorsma. Source: Information taken from the console.
    Portland, Michigan
    PORTLAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
    
    Fowler Organ Company    Opus 14     1990    17 ranks
    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
    
    GREAT:                           SWELL:                              PEDAL:
        8' Principal         61          8' Holz Gedeckt          61       16' Subbass        32
        8' Bourdon           61          8' Gemshorn              61       16' Bourdon        12 GT
        4' Octave            61          8' Gemshorn Celeste [TC] 49        8' Octave         32
        4' Rohrflute         12          4' Koppelflute           61        8' Bass Gedeckt   12
        2' Blockflute        12          2' Principal             61        4' Choral Bass    12
      III  Mixture          183      1 1/3' Quinte [from Principal]         2' Doublette      12
       II  Sesquialtera [TC] 98          8' Trompette             61       16' Bombarde       12 SW
        8' Rohr Schalmei     61          4' Clarion               12        8' Trompette      SW
           Chimes                           Tremulant                       4' Rohr Schalmei  GT
           Tremulant
    
    [Received online from Chad Boorsma • August 13, 2019]
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from Chad Boorsma. Source: Information taken from the console. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.