Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 417, 1924)

Location:

Congregation Kehilath Anshe Ma'ariv Isaiah Israel
1100 E. Hyde Park Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60615 US
Organ ID: 22827

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Synagogues and other Jewish Houses of Worship
  • The organ is no longer a complete instrument; dispersed/parted out.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on July 17, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 34 ranks. 2,263 pipes. 3 manuals. 32 stops. 37 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 32
  • Registers: 37
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • 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.
Jeff Scofield on December 10, 2021:

The organ was not installed in the landmark Louis Sullivan building that KAM sold to Pilgrim Baptist Church in 1922; KAM merged with Isaiah Israel to form KAM Isaiah Israel and the organ was installed in their new building in Hyde Park that was completed in 1924..

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on December 10, 2021.

Database Manager on January 17, 2006:

Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
When congregation merged with Isaac Israel Temple and sold the building in 1971, the organ was rebuilt and combined with the 1924 4/46 M. P. Möller, #3893 in Isaac Israel Temple; dispersed in 1995.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From Allen Kinzey via <i>The Aeolian-Skinner Archives</i>
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Interior: Photograph by Eric Allix Rogers, via Open House Chicago, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

Interior: Photograph by Eric Allix Rogers, via openhousechicago.org, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

Building exterior: Photograph by Eric Allix Rogers, via openhousechicago.org, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

Console: Photograph by Charles Callahan, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

Organ facade and bima: Photograph by Sebastian Gluck via Facebook, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. c. 1927

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