Pipe Organ Database

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Joseph C. Ruf (1937)

Originally Louis H. Van Dinter (1889)
Exhibited in the 1993 OHS convention

Location:

St. Frances of Rome Roman Catholic Church
2119 Payne Street
Louisville, KY 40206 US
Organ ID: 369

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic 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 Paul R. Marchesano on January 17, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 21 ranks. 1,120 pipes. 2 manuals. 23 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 23
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018:

"Immaculate Conception Church closed in 193 7, and the Van Dinter organ was moved to St. Frances of Rome Church by Joseph Ruf and installed in a tower recess. Through the efforts of the Rev. Richard Fowler, the Pastor of the church, the gallery was removed in 1978, and the Miller Pipe Organ Co. reinstalled the organ on the floor at the rear of the church, allowing much better tonal egress than had prevailed." -- 1993 OHS Handbook

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on January 17, 2022.

Database Manager on December 04, 2015:

Updated through online information from David C. Schroth, Jr..

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

Database Manager on December 04, 2015:

Updated through online information from David C. Schroth, Jr..
Most cone-tuned pipes have been converted to slide tuners by former service technician. Pedal Chests relocated to rear of organ and stop and key action altered to acommodate by former service technician. Original Great Trumpet missing. Extant trumpet (also not original) was replaced with new Trumpet by former service technician.

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 1993.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

From St. Mary's (Immaculate Conception) R. C., Louisville, KY.

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

Instrument Images:

Organ Case: Photograph by David C. Schroth, Jr.. Taken on 2015-11-25

Historic City Plaque: Photograph by David C. Schroth, Jr.. Taken on 2015-11-25

Keydesk: Photograph by David C. Schroth, Jr.. Taken on 2015-11-25

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