Pipe Organ Database

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Austin Organs, Inc. (Opus 2354, 1961)

Location:

First Congregational Church (Chapel)
129 S. Park Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 US
Chapel
Organ ID: 13530

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 19 ranks. 1130 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 23 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery 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: 23
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • 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 July 02, 2011:

The organ is in a chamber at the back of the balcony. The Great is exposed in front, with the rest of the pipes behind it.

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

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 taken from the console (June 30, 2011)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chapel Exterior: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2011-06-30

Chapel Interior and Chancel: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2011-06-30

Nave, Balcony, and Pipe Display: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2011-06-30

Pipe Display: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2011-06-30

Pipe Display: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2011-06-30

Console: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2011-06-30