David E. Wallace (1999)

Originally Hook & Hastings (Opus 1782, 1898)

Location:

St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church
9080 Cincinnati Dayton Road
West Chester Township, OH 45069 US
Organ ID: 19213

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on October 27, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 29 ranks. 1,676 pipes. 2 manuals. 30 stops.
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
  • Stops: 30
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection with pneumatic assists (i.e., Barker levers, etc.).
  • 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: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on July 24, 2005:

Online update from David E. Wallace -- When St. Michael's Church closed in 1998, Hook & Hastings opus 1782 was sold to St. John the Evangelist Church in West Chester, Ohio. The organ was taken down and moved to the shop of David E. Wallace & Co in Gorham, ME where it was restored. The restoration included restoration of the discarded Barker assist on the bottom two octaves of both manual divisions and the restoration of the double rise reservoir and feeder bellows which had also been previously discarded. The pipework remains cone tuned. The organ was installed at St John's in the fall of 1999 behind the case from Hook & Hastings opus 2173 (1908) which St John's already owned and had incorporated into the design of the new church. The organ is presently in excellent playing condition.

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

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