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Hall Organ Co. (1920)

Location:

First Church of Christ, Scientist
1615 N Street
Fresno, CA 93721 US
Organ ID: 18474

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Church of Christ, Scientist
  • 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 Jeff Scofield on July 06, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 25 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 25 stops. 29 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 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 25
  • Registers: 29
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on July 06, 2022.
Jeff Scofield on July 06, 2022:

The congregation moved and the buildings became the home of Power House Institutional Church of God of Christ in 1990.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on July 06, 2022.

Database Manager on October 20, 2008:

Updated through on-line information from Thomas L. DeLay. -- Church is no longer First Scientist and is some sort of church that does not use the pipe organ. Rumors are that the organ has been water damaged.

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

Database Manager on June 28, 2005:

Identified through information in Classified List of Hall Organs, published in 1929 by Hall Organ Co., West Haven, Connecticut.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
From THE DIAPASON April 1920: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on July 06, 2022.
Write-up from THE DIAPASON April 1920: Open In New Tab Stoplist and commentary
We received the most recent update for this document from Jeff Scofield on July 06, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph by historicfresno.org, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2008-03-21

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