Balcom and Vaughan (Opus 686, 1960)

Location:

St. Monica's Catholic Church
4301 88th S.E.
Mercer Island, WA 98040 US
Sanctuary; rear gallery
Organ ID: 22149

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on October 02, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP unit
  • 6 ranks. 414 pipes. 1 divisions. 2 manuals. 6 stops. 31 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 1
  • Stops: 6
  • Registers: 31
  • 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 with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on March 11, 2013:

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 December 03, 2005:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ was located in a single, expressive chamber in the rear gallery, left corner (when facing the rear). The 4' Geigen was the only unenclosed rank - placed in front of the shutters on the rear wall of the church. The organ was sold in the 1990s to a university in California, and replaced by an electronic.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist copied from the console October 22, 1992: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on March 05, 2019.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior; Balcom and Vaughan archive photo: Digital image by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2008-12-15

Rear gallery and facade; Balcom and Vaughan archive photo: Digital image by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2008-12-15

Exposed pipes; Balcom and Vaughan archive photo: Digital image by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2008-12-15

Exposed 4' Geigen, October 1993.: Photograph by James R. Stettner.

Chambered pipework, October 1993.: Photograph by James R. Stettner.

Console, October 1993.: Photograph by James R. Stettner.

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