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M. P. Möller (Opus 6317, 1935)

Location:

St. John of God Catholic Church
1234 W. 52nd Street
Chicago, IL 60609 US
Church
Organ ID: 32744

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is no longer a complete instrument; dispersed/parted out.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Alex Fries on July 22, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 32 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 28 stops. 38 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on November 03, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 28
  • Registers: 38
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on November 03, 2019.
Database Manager on October 10, 2015:

The organ was an especially fine installation that was tonally finished by R. O. Whitelegg. The parish closed in 1992; the organ was raided for parts for an unsuccessful installation elsewhere; the church structure was parted out, too - the impressive classic facade was disassembled in 2010 and moved to Old Mill Creek, Illinois, where it was used as the facade for the new St. Raphael the Archangel Church.

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

Database Manager on February 08, 2009:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield.

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

Database Manager on January 21, 2008:

Identified from factory documents and publications courtesy of Stephen Schnurr.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the original contract
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on November 03, 2019.

Instrument Images:

Balcony and Twin Organ Cases: (ca. 1938) Möller Promotional Photograph; image courtesy of Jeff Scofield.

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