Pipe Organ Database

a project of the organ historical society

J. G. Pfeffer (1876)

Exhibited in the 1986 OHS convention

Location:

St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church
207 Church St.
Spillville, IA 52168 US
Sanctuary; rear gallery
Organ ID: 1221

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on November 18, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 13 ranks. 626 pipes. 1 manuals. 11 stops. 11 registers.
Manual:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by J. G. Pfeffer
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on November 18, 2020.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by J. G. Pfeffer
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on November 18, 2020.
Main:
  • Built by J. G. Pfeffer
  • Manuals: 1
  • Stops: 11
  • Registers: 11
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 54
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on November 18, 2020.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018:

OHS Citation number 196.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on November 20, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1993

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

To be restored by Dobson 1995-96.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Dobson Orgnbuilders: Open In New Tab Information from Dobson Pipe Organbuilders
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on November 20, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church interior with organ in rear gallery: Photograph from an archival source: Image courtesy of Dobson Organbuilders, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1890's

Church exterior and grounds: Photograph by Graeme Shields, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2015-06-16

Organ in rear gallery: Photograph by Graeme Shields, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2015-06-16

Organ case: Photograph by Bruce Wicks on Flicker. Taken approx. ca. 2018

Pump handle: Photograph by Graeme Shields, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2015-06-16

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