The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Paul of the Cross R.C. Church
320 S. Washington Avenue
Park Ridge, Illinois 60068

OHS Database ID 56111.

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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 March 29, 2017.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) ventil chests.

Three manuals. 29 stops. 39 registers. 31 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

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: 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.


  • Originally installed in Sackville United Church, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada. Church closed. The organ was removed before the building was razed in September 2015. In 2016, J.L. Weiler, Inc., and Casavant restored the organ for installation in St. Paul of the Cross R.C. Church in Park Ridge, Illinois. (Database Manager. August 10, 2015)

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Church interior to gallery and facade pipes. Photograph courtesy of Casavant Frères

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  • Typed Specification. Source: From Jeffery L. Weiler
    Park Ridge, Illinois
    St. Paul of the Cross Roman Catholic Church
    Casavant Frères Ltée   Opus 1279   1928               3 manuals, 29 stops, 31 ranks
    Originally in Sackville United Church, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada
    Restored and moved by Jeffery L. Weiler & Associates (2017)
              GREAT ORGAN                               SWELL ORGAN
          16' Lieblich Bourdon       68              8' Open Diapason          68
           8' Open Diapason          68              8' Stopped Flute          68
           8' Doppel Flute           68              8' Viola di Gamba         68
           8' Gemshorn               68              8' Voix Céleste (TC)      56
           4' Principal              68              8' Aeoline                68
           4' Harmonic Flute         68                 Blank stop knob
       2 2/3' Twelfth                61 *            4' Traverse Flute         68
           2' Fifteenth              61                 Mixture III           204
       1 3/5' Tierce (TC)            49 *           16' Contra Fagotto         68
           8' Tromba                 61 *            8' Cornopean              68
              Great 16'                              8' Oboe                   68
              Great 4'                               8' Vox Humana             68
              CHOIR ORGAN                               Swell 16'
           8' Geigen Principal       68                 Swell 4'
           8' Melodia                68
           8' Dulciana               68                 PEDAL ORGAN
           4' Wald Flute             68             16' Open Diapason          44
           8' Clarinet               68             16' Bourdon                44
          16' Trombone (Gt)          -- *           16' Gedeckt (Gt)           --
           8' Tromba (Gt)            -- *            8' Octave (Op.Diap.)      --
           4' Clarion (Gt)           -- *            8' Stopped Diapason (Bdn) --
              Tremulant                             16' Trombone (ext Gt)      12 *
              Choir 16'                             16' Fagotto (Sw)           --
              Choir 4'                               8' Tromba (Gt)            -- *
                                                     4' Clarion (Gt)           -- *
           *  Retained and revoiced from previous Casavant organ, Op. 1242
              COMBINATION ACTION (Capture)              COUPLERS
              Swell     5     (thumb)                   Great to Pedal      8  4
              Great     5     (thumb)                   Swell to Pedal      8  4
              Choir     5     (thumb)                   Choir to Pedal      8  4
              Pedal     5     (thumb)                   Swell to Great  16  8  4
              General   5     (toe)                     Choir to Great  16  8  4
              General Cancel  (thumb)                   Swell to Choir  16  8  4
              Adjuster        (thumb)
              REVERSIBLES                               BALANCED PEDALS
              Great to Pedal  (thumb & toe)             Swell Expression
              Swell to Pedal  (thumb)                   Choir Expression
              Choir to Pedal  (thumb)                   Crescendo
              Swell to Great  (thumb)
              Choir to Great  (thumb)
              Swell to Choir  (thumb)
              Full Organ      (toe)
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-03-29]
  • Click Here Typed Specification. Source: From Jeffery L. Weiler Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.