OHS Database ID 6342.
The organ has been relocated and is no longer at this location.
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Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.
Two manuals. 21 stops. 19 ranks.
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|Case. Photo in Luther Memorial Church Archives, courtesy of Andrew Schaeffer (1993)|
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Millard Congregational, Chicago, IL 1893 J. W. Steere & Sons, Op. 356 (Stoplist: Stephen Schnurr 1999 for Stopt Diapason) Specification of 1893 J. W. Steere & Sons opus 356: GREAT (Manual I-Enclosed with Swell) 16 Bourdon Treble (from tenor F-sharp, wood-40 pipes)* 16 Bourdon Bass (wood-18 pipes)* 8 Open Diapason (lowest 16 in facade, metal-58 pipes)* 8 Melodia Stop'd. Bass (wood-58 pipes) 8 Dulciana (metal-58 pipes) 4 Octave (metal-58 pipes) 4 Flute d'Amour (wood and metal-58 pipes) 2 Twelfth (metal-58 pipes) 2 Fifteenth (metal-58 pipes) 8 Clarinet (from tenor C, metal-46 pipes) * unenclosed SWELL (Manual II-Enclosed) 8 Open Diapason (metal-58 pipes) 8 Stop'd. Diapason (wood-58 pipes) 8 Salicional (metal-58 pipes) 8 AEoline (metal-58 pipes) 4 Violina (metal-58 pipes) 4 Flute Harmonique (wood and metal-58 pipes) 2 Flautino (metal-58 pipes) 8 Oboe (from tenor C, metal-46 pipes) 8 Bassoon (bottom octave, metal-12 pipes) PEDAL 16 Bourdon (wood-27 pipes) 8 Violoncello (metal-27 pipes) COUPLERS Great to Pedale Swell to Pedale Swell to Great PEDAL MOVEMENTS Piano Great (double-acting, not labeled) Forte Great (double-acting, not labeled) Great to Pedal Reversible Balanced Swell Expression Shoe ACCESSORY Blowers Signal (knob missing by 1984) The Millard Congregational Church, South Central Park Avenue and West Twenty-Third Street, Chicago, ceased to exist by 1999, and its former building has changed ownership. Founded in 1879 as the Lawndale Congregational Church, Millard Church built the present building in 1899. Presumably about that time, the church became the home to J. W. Steere & Sons opus 356. This organ was built in 1893 for the Fifth Presbyterian Church of Chicago at a cost of $2,500. (Fifth Presbyterian congregation was founded c. 1867 and was probably first known as the Twenty- Eighth Street Presbyterian Church, with a location on that street between Michigan and Wabash Avenues. Around 1869, this congregation merged with the South Presbyterian Church, which was organized in 1853 and had built a church in 1868 at Wabash Avenue and Thirty-First Street. This was the site of the merged church, which became known as the Thirty-First Street Presbyterian Church. In 1873, the congregation took the name of Fifth Church.) In 1875, Fifth Church moved to Indiana Avenue and Thirtieth Street. The contract for the organ was signed December 28, 1892, with completion specified as May 1, 1893. The organ was dedicated in recital by Clarence Eddy on Saturday, June 10, 1893. In 1899, this congregation moved to Lake Avenue (now Lake Park Avenue) and Forty-Sixth Street, but appears to have disappeared soon thereafter. This organ was heard in recital at the 1984 National Convention of the Organ Historical Society. In 1996, this organ was sold by the Organ Clearing House of Harrisville, New Hampshire, to Memorial Lutheran Church of Madison, Wisconsin. The Congregational church building is now home to Iglesia Advantista del Septimo Dia Hispanico America. The Steere was moved to its new home by J. C. Taylor of Wisconsin. Manual compass is 58 notes (C-A); pedal compass is 27 notes (C-D). Mechanical key and stop action. Concave parallel pedalboard.