Pipe Organ Database

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Votteler-Hettche Co. (1904)

Exhibited in the 2009 OHS convention

Location:

St. Adalbert's Roman Catholic Church
66 Adalbert Street
Berea, OH 44017 US
Organ ID: 3349

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic 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 Brad Engelland on December 29, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 477 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 9 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear 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: 9
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 10, 2010:

Updated through online information from Connor Annable.

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

Database Manager on September 24, 2008:

Updated through online information from Joseph McCabe. -- This likely was an older organ rebuilt in 1904 for the church. The pedal compass is 27 notes but there are only 17 pipes, meaning the remaining treble notes mechanically couple and are borrowed. The pipes have an older look to them than other similar Votteler Hetche organs. A couple of stenciled pipes with added new feet are behind the faced. These pipes used to be tubed off to the impost. The impost contains additional toe holes which can not be used since the upper half of the case seems to be of newer construction. From the impost down, it is very similar in construction style and molding detail to other circa 1900 GF Votteler's including the extant example at Franklin Circle Masonic Temple, Cleveland

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

Database Manager on December 11, 2007:

Updated through online information from Leek Pipe Organ Company. -- The Leek Pipe Organ Company rebuilt the wind chests, installed linkages, sprayed the façade with a golden bronze and repaired wooden pedal cracked pipes. In addition Leek cleaned the organ and pipes and revoiced some pipes that had been altered from their original character. At some time, a blower was installed but scoops were removed. Additionally, some cone tuned pipes were converted to slide tuned. Additionally, the bellows have been releathered.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Manager on November 07, 2007:

Updated through online information from Mike Friesen.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1970

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

Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from James Leek
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Unpublished research notes from Dr. Stephen Schnurr, edited by Joseph McCabe: Open In New Tab Document created on 2008-12-04
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Swell shoe: Photograph by James Leek. Taken on 2007-12-05

Organ façade: Photograph by James Leek. Taken on 2007-12-05

Organ gallery: Photograph by Bill Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-03-30

Organ gallery: Photograph by Bill Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-03-30

Relocated former facade pipes: Photograph by Bill Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-03-30

Right stop jamb: Photograph by Bill Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-03-30

Left stop jamb: Photograph by Bill Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-03-30

Builder's nameplate: Photograph by Bill Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-03-30

Swell shoe: Photograph by Bill Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-03-30

Organ: Photograph by Bill Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-03-30

Organ gallery from chancel: Photograph by Bill Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-03-30

Organ in rear gallery: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2009-03-12

Church exterior: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2008-07-06

Church Exterior: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-06-23

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