Pipe Organ Database

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Randall J. McCarty (1986)

Originally Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc. (Opus 14, 1890)

Location:

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Wheeler St. and Park Ave.
Parkland (Tacoma), WA 98444 US
Chapel
Organ ID: 19163

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • 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: Slider
  • 12 ranks. 629 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 14 stops. 12 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 14
  • Registers: 12
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on October 21, 2008:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on January 08, 2008:

Updated through online information from David P. Dahl. -- Current stop list: same as original except the following changes: Swell Violina 4 (so still labeled) is a Casavant spotted metal Dulciana, functioning much as a Fugara 4. The former Violina 4 pipes are now the Great Dulciana 8 (from tc), in that the scale is identical (and the original Dulciana pipes were damaged beyond usage. The original facade pipes of the Open Diapason had been cut and mitered for use at Hillcrest Presbyterian Church. These were replaced and re-stenciled (by PLU organ students), built for the organ by Organ Supply Corp, and installed in 1990. The organ has had restoration procedures accomplished over a period of 20 years through the efforts of Richard Bond, Martin Pasi, Paul Fritts and Tim Drewes. Bond retabled the chests and releathered the double rise bellow and feeder bellows. Pipe repair, regulation and action repairs were done by the other builders listed. In 2001 a PLU student Jacob Nelson (with the help of Paul Fritts) restored the hand pumped mechanism. The instrument currently is in excellent condition, and will be featured on the 2008 OHS national convention in Seattle/Tacoma.

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

Database Manager on June 12, 2006:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on July 18, 2005:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Free-standing and encased. 3-sectional facade. Attached, projecting keydesk. 1907 to Hillcrest Presbyterian in W. Seattle.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Tped Stoplist from David Dahl.. On-line update from David P. Dahl.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Taken from the console July 24, 2008
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chapel interior and Organ case: Photo by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2008-07-24

Organ Case: Photo by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2008-07-24

Builder's nameplate: Photo by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2008-07-24

Keydesk: Photo by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2008-07-24

Right stopjamb: Photo by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2008-07-24

Left stopjamb: Photo by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2008-07-24

Keydesk: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2008-07-15

Right stop jamb: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2008-07-15

Left stop jamb: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2008-07-15

Nameplate: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2008-07-15

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