Pipe Organ Database

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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 672, 1927)

Location:

First Church of Christ, Scientist
2039 Weyer Ave.
Norwood, OH US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 23394

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Church of Christ, Scientist
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on May 22, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 21 ranks. 1475 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 21 stops. 25 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Built by Skinner Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on May 22, 2020.
Main:
  • Built by Skinner Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 21
  • Registers: 25
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Combination Action Name: Original Skinner
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on May 22, 2020.
Patricia Neville on May 22, 2020:

First church christian scientist building located at 2039 Weyer Ave, Norwood, OH was purchased by Church Property Group in December 2019. The organ is in disrepair and not playable. Current owners are unable to afford necessary repairs and are looking for someone to adopt the instrument and remove it from the building.

We received the most recent update for this note from Patricia Neville on May 22, 2020.

Database Manager on March 26, 2013:

Updated through online information from Don Hurd. -- This church closed ca. 1990. The building is now the home of River of Life Church. They would like the organ removed as soon as possible in order to use the chambers for Sunday school classrooms. The blower is disconnected and sound equipment is all over the console.

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

Database Manager on April 21, 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:
Built in Westfield; no information.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist copied from the A-S Archives website and verified against submitted Database photos: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on May 22, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Patricia Neville. Taken on 2020-01-01

Console: Photograph by Patricia Neville. Taken on 2020-01-01

Great and Choir stops: Photograph by Patricia Neville. Taken on 2020-01-01

Pedal and Swell stops: Photograph by Patricia Neville. Taken on 2020-01-01

Pedal detail: Photograph by Patricia Neville. Taken on 2020-01-01

Builder's nameplate: Photograph by Patricia Neville. Taken on 2020-01-01

Organ blower nameplate: Photograph by Patricia Neville. Taken on 2020-01-01

Console with roll top closed: Photograph by Patricia Neville. Taken on 2020-05-23

Pipework: Photograph by Patricia Neville. Taken on 2020-05-23

Pipework: Photograph by Patricia Neville. Taken on 2020-05-23

Pipework: Photograph by Patricia Neville. Taken on 2020-05-23

Skinner organ : Photograph by Patricia Neville. Taken on 2020-05-23

Pipework: Photograph by Patricia Neville. Taken on 2020-05-23

Pipework: Photograph by Patricia Neville. Taken on 2020-05-23

Pipework: Photograph by Patricia Neville. Taken on 2020-05-23

Pipework: Photograph by Patricia Neville. Taken on 2020-05-23

Pipework: Photograph by Patricia Neville. Taken on 2020-05-23

Reservoir: Photograph by Patricia Neville. Taken on 2020-05-23