The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Lutheran Church
711 Pleasant View Road
Middleton, Wisconsin 53562

OHS Database ID 64943.

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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 not in playable condition.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition November 11, 2019.


Technical Details

Membrane Chests. Tubular pneumatic key action. Pneumatic stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 7 stops. 7 ranks. Manual compass is 61 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. Flat straight pedalboard.

Notes

  • According to a Facebook Wisconsic Organ Scene post by David Bohn on November 11, 2019, "...it hasn't functioned since the 1950's. It's a later instrument, from 1906, with tubular pneumatic action and (intact) membrane windchests, but, thanks to the fact the building is not heated, the keyboards on the keydesk have warped to the point that the keys won't go down and a lot of the tin/lead tubes crystallized and crumbled. In addition, a significant amount of the Swell pipework was vandalized in the late 1960's. (James Stettner. November 11, 2019)

Online Documents

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Photographs

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Church exterior, 1962 (from church archives).. Photograph by Historic First Lutheran Church
Church interior from rear gallery, ca. 1910 (from church archives). Photograph by Historic First Lutheran Church
Church interior from rear gallery (from church Facebook page). Photograph by Historic First Lutheran Church 2019-09-20
Church interior from main floor (from Church Facebook page). Photograph by Historic First Lutheran Church 2015-01-06
Organ case in front, left corner (from Church Facebook page). Photograph by Historic First Lutheran Church 2017-07-21
Organ case with keydesk (from Church Facebook page). Photograph by Historic First Lutheran Church 2015-02-05
Upper casework showing pipe stenciling detail (from Church Facebook page). Photograph by Historic First Lutheran Church 2014-10-16

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Stoplist

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