The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Church of Christ, Scientist
12300 S. 80th Ave.
Palos Park, Illinois 64698

OHS Database ID 64698.

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Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
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 August 13, 2019.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers at the center front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, left.

Stop keys above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard.


  • From Stephen Schnurr: The congregation was founded in 1960 and broke ground that year for this church, situated on 10 acres of forested land. The congregation is basically the former Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist, Marquette Road and South Harvard Avenue, Englewood, Chicago, relocated to the suburbs. Fourth Church housed 1904 Hook & Hastings opus 2048, a three-manual organ. In 1977, the congregation dedicated the pipe organ in this building. 1907 Estey opus 530, a three-manual instrument, was built for Seventh Church of Christ, Scientist, North Kenmore and West Berwyn Avenues. Estey rebuilt opus 530 in 1944. When Seventh was demolished for a new, more modest edifice, the Estey was sold to the Palos Park Church. It has been significantly altered and has an Austin console. Both Chicago churches were designed by the famous Solon S. Beman. (Jeff Scofield. August 13, 2019)

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Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2011-02-27
Church exterior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2011-02-27
Console. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2011-02-27
Console. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2011-02-27
Console center. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2011-02-27

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