Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 356, 1922)

Location:

Central Park Methodist Church
216 Beard Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14214 US
Organ ID: 11003

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 56 ranks. 3,826 pipes. 4 manuals. 54 stops. 67 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Stops: 54
  • Registers: 67
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Douglas W Craw on October 10, 2022:

This is an interesting installation. I visited the church in the 1970s and was given a tour of the chambers by the organist Wallace Van Lear. The Swell, Choir and the Pedal 16' Diapason and Bourdon are located in the chamber with the facade pipes to the left of the chancel. The building has a large central tower over the crossing of the trancepts and the Great and Solo divisions are located in the ceiling of the crossing under the floor of the tower. The chambers are accessed by going up into the tower via a stairway behind & above the chancel area and then descending via a trap door. As noted, the Great and Solo divisions are located on one side of the peak and across on the other side of the peak is the 16' Trombone with the 8' Tromba extension - - 44 pipes. The Echo division is located in the balcony at the rear of the sanctuary.

We received the most recent update for this note from Douglas W Craw on October 10, 2022.

Database Manager on May 07, 2018:
We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on January 07, 2006:

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:
Altered.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 2004.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Pitman stop action. Ward Memorial Organ. Kinzey-Lawn indicates that the instrument has been altered.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from Allen Kinzey via <i>The Aeolian-Skinner Archives</i>
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2004-07-16

Organ facade: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2004-07-16

Sanctuary Interior, Console, and Organ Case: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2003-05-04

Console and Organ Case: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2003-05-04

Manuals and Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2003-05-04

Church interior to front: Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 2014

Church interior to rear: Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 2014

Balcony and Echo Chamber: Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 2014

Church exterior: Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 11272016

Church exterior: Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-02-04

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