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First Baptist Church
123 East Main St.
Owatonna, Minnesota 55060

OHS Database ID 6324.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ needs repairs, but is in usable condition.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition September 25, 2019.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 15 stops. 14 registers. 14 ranks. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. Flat straight pedalboard.

Notes

  • Updated through online information from Drew Meyer. (Database Manager. March 16, 2010)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. (Database Manager. January 14, 2014)

Online Documents

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Photographs

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Organ case from gallery. Photograph by Drew E. Meyer 2019-09-24
Organ case in front gallery. Photograph by Drew E. Meyer 2019-09-24
Keydesk and front of case. Photograph by Drew E. Meyer 2019-09-24
Keydesk. Photograph by Drew E. Meyer 2019-09-24
Keydesk: Great stopjamb. Photograph by Drew E. Meyer 2019-09-24
Keydesk: Swell stopjamb. Photograph by Drew E. Meyer 2019-09-24
Keydesk: couplers. Photograph by Drew E. Meyer 2019-09-24
Keydesk: foot trundles and Swell expression shoe. Photograph by Drew E. Meyer 2019-09-24
Memorial plaque. Photograph by Drew E. Meyer 2019-09-24

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Stoplist

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  • First Baptist Church
    Owatonna, Minnesota
    
    J.W. Steere & Son, Opus 349, 1893 - Original Specifications
    
    GREAT                                        COUPLERS (Drawknob; l-r)      
    Gr. 8 ft     Open Diapason       58          Great to Pedale.
    Gr. 8 ft     Dulciana            58          Swell to Pedale.
    Gr. 8 ft     Melodia.            58
    Gr. 4 ft     Octave.             58          Swell to Great.
    Gr. 4 ft     Flute D’Amour.      58
    Gr. 2 2/3 ft Twelfth.            58
    Gr. 2 ft     Fifteenth.          58          FOOT LEVERS (l-r)
                                                 Gr. to Ped.                   (rev)
    SWELL (Expressive)                           Gr. Piano - 8' Dulciana       (d-a)
    Sw. 8 ft     Violin Diapason     58          Gr. Forte - Full              (a-a)
    Sw. 8 ft     Salicional          58
    Sw. 8 ft     Stopd Diapason      58
    Sw. 4 ft     Flute Harmonique    58          PEDAL MOVEMENTS
    Sw. 2 ft.    Flautino.           58          Swell Expression             (bal.)
    Sw. 8 ft     Oboe.         (tf)  41
    Sw. 8 ft.    Bassoon             17
                 Tremolo.
    
    PEDAL
    Ped. 16 ft.  Bourdon
    
    
    ACTION: Mech. Key & Stop     VOICES: 14     STOPS: 15     RANKS: 14     PIPES: 
    
     [Received from Drew E. Meyer 2015-12-04.; Updated from photos by James R. Stettner 2019-09-24]
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