Pipe Organ Database

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Jeffery L. Weiler & Associates (2007)

Originally The Ernest M. Skinner Co. (Opus 208, 1914)
Exhibited in the 2012 OHS convention

Location:

First Church of Christ, Scientist / Music Institute of Chicago
1490 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201 US
Nichols Concert Hall
Organ ID: 14487

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Auditoriums and Concert Halls
  • 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 20, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 25 ranks. 1,342 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 25 stops. 33 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 20, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 25
  • Registers: 33
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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 Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 20, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 20, 2018.

Database Manager on November 15, 2013:

Updated through online information from Jeff Weiler. -- The organ was restored by JL Weiler, Inc. of Chicago. The console is original and has not been restored.

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

Database Manager on February 15, 2012:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Building formerly the First Church of Christ, Scientist; sold to the Music Institute of Chicago in 2001.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from <i>The Aeolian-Skinner Archives</i> website
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Building Exterior: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-05-15

Auditorium Interior and Chamber Grillework: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-05-15

Auditorium Interior and Chamber Grillework: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-05-15

Console: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-05-15

Console: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-05-15

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-05-15

Left Stop Jamb: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-05-15

Right Stop Jamb: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-05-15

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