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Philipp Wirsching (Opus 15, 1888)

Location:

St. Matthias Episcopal Church / Dietz United Methodist Church
1423 S. 10th St
Omaha, NE 68108 US
Organ ID: 14486

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ is extant in this location, possibly in original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on June 12, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 14 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 12 stops. 18 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In side 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 June 12, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 12
  • Registers: 18
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • 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 hinged doors that enclose keyboards.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on June 12, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on June 12, 2018.

Database Manager on August 27, 2009:

Updated through online information from Ray Ahrens. -- Formerly St. Matthias Episcopal. Piano used for traditional service. "Trying" to raise funds for repair. Doesn't seem to be appreciated.

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

Database Manager on August 22, 2009:

Updated through online information from Ray Ahrens.

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

Database Manager on October 17, 2008:

Updated by Jim Stark. Opus 15 was built for St. Matthias Episcopal Church, Omaha, in 1888. The building was bought by the Dietz Memorial Methodist congregation in the 1920s, organ included.

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

Database Manager on July 25, 2008:

Updated through online information from James Stark.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab stop list from console March 2003
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Facade and keydesk: Photograph by Ray Ahrens. Taken on 2009-08-23

Facade: Photograph by Ray Ahrens. Taken on 2009-08-23

Keydesk: Photograph by Ray Ahrens. Taken on 2009-08-23

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