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St. John's Lutheran Church
2 W. 3rd Ave.
Spokane, Washington 99204

OHS Database ID 52911.

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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 July 11, 2014.
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Technical Details

Wicks Direct Electric(©) chests.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 28 stops. 12 registers. 12 ranks. 739 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a gallery at the rear of the room and some pipes are exposed. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. No enclosed divisions. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by James R. Stettner, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- The organ is completely non-expressive and installed across a ledge over the rear gallery. In 1993 a 4' Rohr Schalmei was added to the Swell. (Database Manager. July 10, 2014)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. (Database Manager. July 11, 2014)

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Balcony, Console, and Pipe Display. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1997-12-01
Center of Pipe Display. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1997-12-01
Left Section of Pipework. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1997-12-01
Right Section of Pipework. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1997-12-01
Console. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1997-12-01
Left (Pedal & Swell) Drawknobs. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1997-12-01
Right (Great) Drawknobs. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1997-12-01

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  • Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner. Source: Stoplist copied from the console ca. 1998
    Spokane, Washington
    St. John's Lutheran Church
    WICKS, Opus 5472, 1975 - Original Specifications
    MANUAL I                                     COUPLERS
       8'     Principal                 12          Manual II to Pedal             [8]
       8'     Gedeckt  [wood]           61          Manual I  to Pedal             [8]
       8'     Erzähler            (II)  --
       4'     Prestant                  61          Manual II to Manual I       16,[8],4
       4'     Spill Flöte               61
       2'     Flach Flöte               61
       II     Mixture                   61       FINGER PISTONS
       8'     Trompette           (II)  --          General                        1 - 4
              Chimes            (prep)  --          0
    MANUAL II                                    TOE STUDS
       8'     Rohr Flöte                61          Gr. to Pedal                   (rev)
       8'     Erzähler                  61          Sforzando                      (rev)
       8'     Erzähler Celeste    (tc)  49
       4'     Nachthorn                 61
       4'     Erzähler                  12       PEDAL MOVEMENTS
       2'     Klein Principal           61          Crescendo                     (bal.)
       1-1/3' Larigot                   12
       8'     Trompette                 61
       Manual II to Manual II 16'
       Manual II Unison Off
       Manual II to Manual II 4'
                                                 ACTION: D-E ™
       16'    Sub Bass                  32       VOICES: 12
       8'     Principal Bass       (I)  --
       8'     Rohr Flöte          (II)  --       STOPS:  23 
       4'     Choral Bass          (I)  --
       4'     Flute               (II)  --       RANKS:  12
       16'    Trompette           (II)  12
       4'     Clarion             (II)  --       PIPES: 739
    The church's previous pipe organ was installed in a chamber on the right side of the
    chancel at the front. It was damaged in a fire on                       . After the
    fire damage to the church was repaired, the present Wicks instrument was   installed.
    It is completely unenclosed and located atop a shelf cantilevered off of the back wall
    above the rear gallery. The console is drawknob.
    The Man. II 4' Rohr Schalmei was added in 1993, and used the Man. II Tremolo drawknob.
    That function has been moved to a reversible button. The Manual II 1-1/3' Larigot is
    an extension of the 4' Nachthorn, and the top 7 notes repeat. The Man. I, II Mixture
    is an independent quint rank played with the 2' Flach Flöte at 1' pitch.
    Sources: Wicks opus list; James R. Stettner; extant organ
    St. John's Lutheran
    W. 2 3rd Ave.
    Spokane,  WA.  99204
    (509) 747-0984                               Documented: ca. 1998
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner. Source: Stoplist copied from the console ca. 1998 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.