Pipe Organ Database

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Schlicker Organ Co. (1954)

Location:

St. John Lutheran Church
111 Kingsbury Ave.
La Porte, IN 46350 US
Sanctuary; rear gallery
Organ ID: 17970

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on June 22, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable , Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 32 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Schlicker Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from John Gouwens on June 20, 2020.

Swell:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Schlicker Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from John Gouwens on June 20, 2020.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Schlicker Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from John Gouwens on June 20, 2020.
Main:
  • Built by Schlicker Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Combination Action Name: Peterson MSP
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard not 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 a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from John Gouwens on June 20, 2020.
Database Manager on May 02, 2005:

Major repairs in 2003-04 by Fabry Pipe Organs, Inc. Work included replacing the relay (control system) with a Peterson Master Stop Processor system, and all new pistons buttons and toe studs, and multiplexed connections to both chambers. No ranks were added or changed at the time.

Re-leathering work has for the time being not been addressed.

The organ speaks into a relatively supportive acoustic (though not with a lot of reverberation).

We received the most recent update for this note from John Gouwens on June 20, 2020.
Taken from console, with careful checking for borrowing: Open In New Tab Originally published June 19, 2020
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from John Gouwens on June 20, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Pedal ranks under the Swell division: Photograph by John Gouwens. Taken on 2020-06-19

Church exterior: Photograph by John Gouwens. Taken on 2020-06-19

Church interior: Photograph by John Gouwens. Taken on 2020-06-19

Organ in rear gallery. The Swell is on the left, Great is on the right, Console is center: Photograph by John Gouwens. Taken on 2020-06-19

Pedalboard, pistons, and toe studs; right expression shoe is for the Great. Crescendo pedal is adjustable through the Peterson MSP system.: Photograph by John Gouwens. Taken on 2020-06-19

Swell division; the front three visible ranks are Dulcian, Rohrflote, and Gedeckt: Photograph by John Gouwens. Taken on 2020-06-19

Right side of console with controls for Zimbelstern, Chimes volume, and the Peterson MSP Stop control system.: Photograph by John Gouwens. Taken on 2020-06-19

Left side of console with clock, transposer, and locks for selections of the memory levels: Photograph by John Gouwens. Taken on 2020-06-19

Great expression box with Trumpet visible toward the front: Photograph by John Gouwens. Taken on 2020-06-19

Tubular chimes (appears to be Deagan Class A). 25 tubes, G2-G4: Photograph by John Gouwens. Taken on 2020-06-19

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