Pipe Organ Database

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Allan Van Zoeren (1983)

Location:

First Presbyterian Church
4300 Main St.
Vancouver, WA 98663 US
Organ ID: 24885

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on September 22, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Direct electric
  • 44 ranks. 5 divisions. 3 manuals. 73 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on September 22, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 73
  • 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: Tilting/rocking tablets on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on September 22, 2019.
Database Manager on September 22, 2019:

Updated by James R. Stettner through received emails from a former parishioner, and newspaper articles, the church website, and the builder's website. -- The organ has been refurbished and the console and relay upgraded by Rose City Organ Builders of Portland, Oregon. All of the pipework was removed, crated and stored on-site. The toeboards were taken to the builder's shop and rewired. New gaskets on the toeboards. New key contacts. New rocker tabs. New thumb pistons. New slide pots for the swell/crescendo shoes. And a new Syndyne comb. action & 8400 relay system in the console and pipe chambers. The organ was rededicated by Jonas Nordwall on September 15, 2019 at 3:00 P.M. Mr. Nordwall had played the original dedication in 1983.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 23, 2019.

Database Manager on November 21, 2013:

Updated through online information from Lanny Hochhalter.

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

Database Manager on November 28, 2006:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- At front of room on left. Exposed Great, Positiv, and Pedal. Expressive Swell and Choir behind. Antiphonal prepared-for. The organ was dedicated by Jonas Nordwall on November 13, 1983.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 22, 2019.
Stoplist copied from the console April 6, 1990: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on September 23, 2019.
Builder's signed plaque: Open In New Tab On wall of organ chamber
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Van Zoeren Organ 1983: Open In New Tab Plaque on console
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church interior and pipe display: Photograph by Lanny Hochhalter. Taken on 2013-11-20

Console: Photograph by Lanny Hochhalter. Taken on 2013-11-20

Great and Pedal pipes: Photograph by Lanny Hochhalter. Taken on 2013-11-20

Positiv and Pedal pipes: Photograph by Lanny Hochhalter. Taken on 2013-11-20

Organ Case and Console: Photograph by Brian Leder. Taken on 2019-09-15

Organ Case: Photograph by Brian Leder. Taken on 2019-09-15