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Verney Organ Company (1905ca.)

Location:

Allen Chapel AME Church
634 S.3rd St.
Terre Haute, IN 47807 US
Organ ID: 38643

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes 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: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 3 ranks. 1 manuals.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on October 24, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from Myke Flaherty. -- From the web site: "A historic landmark in Terre Haute will soon be honored nationally. The pipe organ inside the Allen Chapel AME Church will be recognized next weekend. The Organ Historical Society will present the church with a Historic Organ Citation. The award has only been given to about 400 organs in the country. The Verney Pipe Organ dates back to 1905 but hasn't worked for 20 years. So a specialist came from Champaign Thursday to repair it. Service Director of Buzard Pipe Organ Builders in Champaign Keith Williams says "It is a very important, unique instrument not only for Terre Haute but it's one of only a very few organs built by this company and the only organ built by this company that still stands in it's original home." The Allen Chapel on Crawford Street will receive the honor Sunday October 25 at 4 p.m."

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

Database Manager on January 19, 2009:

Identified through information from David Bohn, posted to OHS Members List January 16, 2009: -- "(1 manual, three/four ranks)
(this according to a note scribbled on my notes re the Highland organ)"

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Builder's Nameplate: Possibly Varney?

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Unplayable. Is builder Verney?

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Notes from Keith Williams: Open In New Tab Description, stoplist, photographs
Document created on 2009-06-17
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chancel and organ: Photograph in the church archives. Taken on 1906-01-01

Organ: Photo in the church archives. Taken on 1906-01-01

Choir and organ; Easter Sunday 1918: Photo in the church archives. Taken on 1918-03-31

Choir and organ (closer view): Photo in church archives. Taken on 1918-03-31

Organ from right: Photograph by Keith Williams. Taken on 2009-06-15

Organ from left: Photograph by Keith Williams. Taken on 2009-06-15

Keydesk: Photograph by Keith Williams. Taken on 2009-06-15

Keydesk: Photograph by Keith Williams. Taken on 2009-06-15

Builder's nameplate: Photograph by Keith Williams. Taken on 2009-06-15

Expression shoe, foot trundles, and pedals: Photograph by Keith Williams. Taken on 2009-06-15

Bench end detail: Photograph by Keith Williams. Taken on 2009-06-15

Pipework: Unexpressive 8' Open Diapason and conveyed wind: Photograph by Keith Williams. Taken on 2009-06-15

Facade pipes, Open Diapason, and expression louvers: Photograph by Keith Williams. Taken on 2009-06-15

Open Diapason pipes: Photograph by Keith Williams. Taken on 2009-06-15

Pipework: 8' Flute and 8' Gamba inside swellbox: Photograph by Keith Williams. Taken on 2009-06-15

Pipework: Pedal 16' Bourdon at the rear: Photograph by Keith Williams. Taken on 2009-06-15

Pedal key action across floor: Photograph by Keith Williams. Taken on 2009-06-15

Tremulant: Photograph by Keith Williams. Taken on 2009-06-15

Replacement regulator: Photograph by Keith Williams. Taken on 2009-06-15

Blower: Photograph by Keith Williams. Taken on 2009-06-15

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