Pipe Organ Database

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M. P. Rathke, Inc. (Opus 3, 2006)

Originally Thomas Prentice Sanborn (1883)

Location:

St. Mark's United Methodist Church
100 N. State Road 46 Bypass
Bloomington, IN 47408 US
Organ ID: 26370

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • 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: Slider
  • 14 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 14 stops. 14 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 14
  • Registers: 14
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on June 20, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from Laura Potratz. -- The instrument has been mechanically and tonally restored (where necessary) and is believed to sound and function today as it did in 1883.

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

Database Manager on June 14, 2007:

Identified through on-line information from Laura Potratz. -- The instrument was originally built in chambers for First Church Evangelical Association in Indianapolis. It was moved in the 1930s to Immanuel Presbyterian Church (Indianapolis) where it was installed also in chambers, and again in 1987 to St. Francis-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church (Zionsville) at which time it was partly refurbished and received a standing case by Goulding & Wood, Inc. of Indianapolis. Though now located at St. Mark's UMC in Bloomington, it is owned by Indiana University.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From 2007 convention program
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2007-07-13

Organ: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2007-07-13

Organ Case: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2006-06-17

Sanctuary Interior and Organ Case: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2006-06-17

Keydesk: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2006-06-17

Left Drawknobs: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2006-06-17

Right Drawknobs: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2006-06-17

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