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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 558, 1925)

Location:

First Church of Christ, Scientist
Nelson Place
Newport, KY US
Organ ID: 23161

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Church of Christ, Scientist
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, but not in use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 10 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) 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: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • 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: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on February 21, 2015:

Updated by Don Hurd, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- Church closed in 2007. Organ is all original--new plastic key coverings. A string celeste looks to be an addition--it is water damaged and disconnected. Nice Vox humana and French Horn. Big Open Diapason. The building was to be converted into a reception hall, but nothing was ever done. An excellent, small organ! I played it for several years as their organist.

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

Database Manager on March 24, 2013:

Updated through online information from Don Hurd. -- The church closed ca. 2004 and was to be converted into condominiums. The organ may be for sale or donation. A wonderful organ.

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

Database Manager on March 23, 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:
Possibly built in Westfield; extant.

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

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