The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Joseph Church
1747 Lake Avenue
Wilmette, Illinois 60091

OHS Database ID 52479.

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Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 28, 2014.

Technical Details

Two manuals. 24 ranks.


  • This is a "comprehensive reconfiguration and rebuild with tonal additions" to an existing organ. Identified by John Igoe, using information from this web site: -- "... instrument originally built by Godfrey with additions by others, including William H. Barnes. Included in the project were a rebuilt console, new solid state relays, chamber reconfiguration with new structural support, and main chests with new actions. All pipework was cleaned and repaired before extensive revoicing was completed onsite, significantly improving the instrument-s service to the parish." (Database Manager. February 28, 2014)

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Church exterior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2011-03-20

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  • Stoplist from factory specifications
    Wilmette, Illinois
    St. Joseph Parish
    Berghaus Pipe Organ Builders, 2010 (rebuild)
    Rohrbourdon (ext)            16'
    Principal                     8'
    Rohrfloete                    8'
    Viole de Gambe (SW)           8'
    Viole Celeste  (SW)           8'
    Octave                        4'
    Flute Ouverte                 4'
    Quinte (prep)             2 2/3'
    Fifeenth                      2'
    Tierce (prep)             1 3/5'
    Mixture IV                1 1/3'
    Trumpet                       8'
    Cromorne (prep)               8'
    Oboe (SW)                     8'
    Contra Viole (ext)           16'
    Open Diapason                 8'
    Viole de Gambe                8'
    Viole Celeste CC              8'
    Bourdon (prep)                8'
    Principal                     4'
    Melodia                       4'
    Nasard                    2 2/3'
    Blockfloete                   2'
    Larigot (from Nasard)     1 1/3'
    Plein Jeu IV                  2'
    Fagotto (ext. prep)          16'
    Trompette (prep)              8'
    Oboe                          8'
    Clairon (ext. prep)           4'
    Untersatz (derived)          32'
    Principalbass (ext)          16'
    Subbass                      16'
    Rohrbourdon (GT)             16'
    Contre Viole (SW)            16'
    Octave                        8'
    Rohrfloete (GT)               8'
    Viole (SW)                    8'
    Choralbass                    4'
    Rohrfloete (GT)               4'
    Mixture II (prep)         2 2/3'
    Bombarde (ext. GT, prep)     16'
    Fagotto (SW)                 16'
    Trumpet (GT)                  8'
    Fagotto (SW)                  8'
    Clarion (GT)                  4'
    Dulcian (GT)                  4'
     [Received from Jonathan Oblander 2016-02-19.]
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