Pipe Organ Database

a project of the organ historical society

Frank Roosevelt (Opus 400, 1889)

Location:

Auditorium Theater
56 E. Congress at Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605 US
Organ ID: 18032

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Status and Condition:

  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Pneumatic
  • 127 ranks. 4 manuals. 107 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Pneumatic chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Stops: 107
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on March 29, 2015:

Updated through online information from Paul Cadrin. -- A detailed description of the original specifications of this organ was published in the introductory pages of the score to Théodore Dubois' Fantasie triomphale, composed for its inauguration.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Manager on May 05, 2005:

Sold at auction for $1,000 to Wm. H. Barnes who donated it to Indiana University in 1944. (Source: Pipe Organ Registry, prepared in 1983 for the AGO regional convention by the Indianapolis Chapter, AGO.)

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on May 25, 2022.
from municipalorgans.net website: Open In New Tab Typed Specification
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Write-up from THE DIAPASON September 1942, p.1: Open In New Tab Commentary and description
We received the most recent update for this document from Jeff Scofield on May 25, 2022.

Write-up from THE DIAPASON September 1942, p.2: Open In New Tab Commentary and description
We received the most recent update for this document from Jeff Scofield on May 25, 2022.

Write-up from THE DIAPASON September 1942, p.3: Open In New Tab Stoplist, commentary and description
We received the most recent update for this document from Jeff Scofield on May 25, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph (ca. 1900) from the collection of Jim Lewis.

Chamber Openings: Photograph (ca. 1900) from the collection of Jim Lewis.

Auditorium interior and organ grills: Photograph from an archival source: Wikipedia, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 1890

Auditorium interior: Photograph by Wikipedia, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 1890

Building exterior: Photograph by Wikipedia, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 1890

Auditorium interior: Photograph from an archival source: historictheatrephotos.com, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2014-05-26

Auditorium interior: Photograph by chicagoplays.com, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-12-09

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