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Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 2918, 1949)

Location:

St. Ita's R.C. Church
5500 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640 US
Organ ID: 36605

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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: Wicks Direct Electric
  • 68 ranks. 4,230 pipes. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 61 stops. 74 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wicks Direct Electric chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 61
  • Registers: 74
  • 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 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 May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 26, 2012:

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 December 10, 2011:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Rebuilt by H. A. Howell in 2002 with a new console and tonal changes.

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

Database Manager on November 15, 2011:

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 September 07, 2008:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Installed in the rear gallery. Exposed Great and Pedal around the rose window. Swell, choir, and Solo in chambers on both sides. Each chamber has a chest with exposed pipes in front of it. I got to play this organ in 1994 when I was installing the Balcom and Vaughan at North Park University, and it was quite an impressive installation. It has undergone some tonal changes. Source: Wicks brochure.

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 <i>The Diapason</i> November 1948
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ; photo from Wicks promotional materials: Digital image by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2008-12-15

Sanctuary interior from floor: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2012-06-25

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