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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 705, 1928)

Location:

St. Columba's Episcopal Church
1021 Manistique Street
Detroit, MI 48215 US
Organ ID: 23464

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 26 ranks. 1,713 pipes. 3 manuals. 22 stops. 27 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 22
  • Registers: 27
  • 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.
Database Manager on August 15, 2012:

Updated through online information from John Muller. -- St. Michael's Episcopal Church of Grosse Pointe Woods Michigan has contracted with Muller Pipe Organ Company of Croton Ohio for the complete restoration of the organ over the course of the next three years, with installation scheduled approximately summer 2015. A replica console will be provided due to water damage to the console; also,it is not in original condition as it was previously modified with solid state combination action and replacement drawknobs, tilting tablets, etc.

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

Database Manager on December 22, 2009:

Updated through online information from Kevin O'Connor. -- Removed/Rescued from St. Columba's and awaiting installation in St. Michael's.

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

Database Manager on September 25, 2009:

Updated through online information from Ray Ahrens.

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

Database Manager on September 25, 2008:

Updated through information from Laurence Libin: -- E. M. Skinner op. 705 in St. Columba Episcopal, Detroit, has been offered to St. Michael's Episcopal in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., due to closure of St. Columba in 2004. St. Michael's is planning a capital campaign to fund the relocation. The organ is reportedly in very good shape and basically untouched except for some water damage to the console.

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

Database Manager on May 08, 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:
Extant, unaltered.

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

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