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Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 1421, 1961)

Location:

Central Presbyterian Church
3829 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312 US
Organ ID: 35736

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original 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: EP pitman
  • 39 ranks. 2,311 pipes. 3 manuals. 28 stops. 42 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 28
  • Registers: 42
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on July 23, 2012:

Updated through online information from Richard C Greene.

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

Database Manager on July 03, 2008:

Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
Replaced Kilgen; dedication recital played by Robert M. Speed on September 13, 1964; Trompette en Chamade added by M. P. Möller in 1980; one reed added by Trivo in 1982; solid-state combination action installed in 1993 by John Hansen.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from <i>The Diapason</i>, August 1964
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chancel, and pipes in cantilever: Photograph by Jason Sturges. Taken on 2017-02-17

Pipes in cantilevered chest: Photograph by Jason Sturges. Taken on 2017-02-17

Antiphonal pipes in back of room: Photograph by Jason Sturges. Taken on 2017-02-17

Church Exterior: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1958).

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