Church of the Good Shepherd, Episcopal
805 S.E. Ellsworth Road
Vancouver, WA 98664 US
Organ ID: 1759
William T. Van Pelt, via Facebook, Nov 22, 2021 Alan Laufman and I disassembled, packed, and removed it from the Franciscan monastery in Bettendorf, Iowa, in January, 1982, and drove it in a Ryder truck (Alan's favorite rental truck brand) to the church in Vancouver, Washington, and installed it, there. We continued to Tacoma for photographing and gathering information on the organs to be visited during the 1982 OHS Convention in the Pacific Northwest, housed by David Dahl. Randy completed the work on the Moline; Randy was also chairman of the 1982 OHS Convention Committee.
Updated through online information from James R. Stettner.
Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- Black walnut case with ash panels. 3-sectional façade containing 17 pipes arranged 3-11-3. Originally from a church in Galva, Illinois before its relocation in 1918 to the Carmelite Monastery in Bettendorf, Iowa. Organ overhauled by the Levsen Organ Co. of Buffalo, Iowa in 1972 at which time the case was refinished, a new bellows installed, and the action was restored.
The original builder was Moline Organ Co. (1879).
Status Note: There 1991.
From Unity Center (former Carmelite monastery), Bettendorf, IA. Moved here via OCH in 1983 by Randall McCarty. Ded. 2 Oct 1983 by Jane Edge and Randall McCarty.