Pipe Organ Database

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J.G. Pfeffer & Son (1874)

Exhibited in the 1979 OHS convention

Location:

St. Vincent de Paul R.C. Church
9th and Park Streets
St. Louis, MO 63014 US
Organ ID: 1309

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is extant in this location, possibly in original state.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on August 13, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 32 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 33 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 33
  • Position: Detached, reversed keydesk (mechanical action).
  • Manual Compass: 54
  • Pedal Compass: 25
  • 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.
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 23, 2014:

Updated through online information from T. Daniel Hancock. -- According to John Speller's website, 2014-09-22, the organ is not currently playable, and was first used for Pfeffer's daughter's wedding in 1874. Also, "the fine Greek Revival case may or may not have been retained from the previous 1855 Pilcher organ" and "the organ retains its original single-rise reservoir with three feeders."

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

Database Manager on June 23, 2006:

Updated through online information from James Munden.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist (Source: spellerweb.net, 2014-09-22)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ case in rear gallery: Photograph from an archival source: 1979 OHS Handbook, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 1979

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