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Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
Division St. & Bonnie Brae Ave.
River Forest, Illinois 60305

OHS Database ID 6871.

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Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 16, 2006.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 31 stops. 37 registers. 36 ranks. 2390 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.


  • With Echo. Rebuilt in 1956 by Schlicker. Replaced in 1987 by 3m, 80rk Berghaus Organ Co. using some old pipework. Bonnie Brae Ave. was formerly John Street." (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Rebuilt by Schlicker in 1956 and by Berghaus in 1987; now 3/80. (Database Manager. May 16, 2006)

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: The Diapason, June 1930
    River Forest, Illinois
    Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
    Skinner Organ Company   Opus 833   1930           3 manuals, 31 stops, 36 ranks
              GREAT ORGAN                             SWELL ORGAN
          16' Bourdon              17 PED          8' Open Diapason        73
           8' First Diapason       61              8' Rohrflöte            73
           8' Second Diapason      61              8' Voix Celeste II     146
           8' Harmonic Flute       61              8' Flauto Dolce         73
           4' Octave               61              4' Octave               73
           4' Flute                61              4' Flute Triangulaire   73
          II  Grave Mixture       122            III  Mixture             183
           8' Tromba               61             16' Waldhorn             73
                                                   8' Trumpet              73
              CHOIR ORGAN                          8' Oboe                 73
           8' Concert Flute        73              8' Vox Humana           73
           8' Gemshorn             73              4' Clarion              73
           4' Flute                73                 Tremolo
       2 2/3' Nazard               61
           2' Piccolo              61                 PEDAL ORGAN
           8' Clarinet             73             16' Open Diapason        32
              Tremolo                             16' Bourdon              32
           8' Harp (TC)            --             16' Echo Bourdon         SW
           4' Celesta              61 bars         8' Octave               12
                                                   8' Flute                12
              ECHO ORGAN                          16' Waldhorn             SW
           8' Diapason             61                 Cathedral Chimes     EC
           8' Fern Flute           61
           8' Viole Aetheria II   122
           8' Vox Humana           61
              Cathedral Chimes     25 tubes
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-02-25]
  • Click Here Typed stoplist. Source: The Diapason, June 1930 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.