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Austin Organs, Inc. (Opus 2295, 1958)

Location:

First Baptist Church
909 SW 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205 US
Organ ID: 13105

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist 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: Austin Universal Air
  • 42 ranks. 2,610 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 53 stops. 38 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 53
  • Registers: 38
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on February 24, 2007:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Placed behind the 1894 Hutchings façade. Unknown which - if any - ranks may have been retained from the Hutchings. The organ has five 32' resultant registers: Diapason, Violone, Bourdon, Gedeckt, and Bombarde. The organ has since been modified and has Celestial, Solo, and Ancillary divisions prepared-for. All but one of the 32' resultants has been removed. And the Pedal division is prepared for additional stops.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Manager on January 08, 2005:

Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 31, 2004: http://www.austinorgans.com/organ-research.htm.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from <i>The Diapason</i> May 1959
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph courtesy of Austin Organs, Inc.. Taken on 1958-09-01

Console: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1988-12-28

Church interior: Photograph by From church Facebook page, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-04-16

Chancel, choirloft, organ case with stenciled pipes: Photograph by From church Facebook page, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2012-04-08

Organ case and stenciled pipes: Photograph by From church Facebook page, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-04-06

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