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A. E. Schlueter Pipe Organ Company (1992)

Originally Henry Pilcher's Sons (Opus 772, 1912)

Location:

16th Street Baptist Church
1530 6th Ave. N.
Birmingham, AL 35203 US
Organ ID: 26118

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular 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)
  • 23 ranks. 3 divisions. 3 manuals. 21 stops. 28 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 21
  • Registers: 28
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on October 08, 2011:

Updated through online information from Patrick J. Whitehead.

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

Database Manager on May 25, 2007:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Project begun in 1992. Work included restencilling the facade pipes; replacing chest actions; adding seven ranks of pipes and revoicing 13 others; new console and switching. A.E. Schleuter III, reported that his firm spent more than 4500 hours on this project.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Façade: Photograph by Patrick J. Whitehead. Taken on 2011-07-01

Console: Photograph by Patrick J. Whitehead. Taken on 2011-07-01

Console - Left Stopjamb: Photograph by Patrick J. Whitehead. Taken on 2011-07-01

Console - Right Stopjamb: Photograph by Patrick J. Whitehead. Taken on 2011-07-01

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