Pipe Organ Database

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Charles Anderson (1876)

Exhibited in the 1998 OHS convention

Location:

Grace Episcopal Church
408 Taos Street
Georgetown, CO 80444 US
Organ ID: 3905

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on March 29, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 7 ranks. 325 pipes. 1 manuals. 7 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Keydesk:
  • Built by Charles Anderson
  • Manuals: 1
  • Stops: 7
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 54
  • Pedal Compass: 25
  • 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.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Combination Action Foot Trundles
We received the most recent update for this console from Paul R. Marchesano on March 29, 2022.
Paul R. Marchesano on March 29, 2022:

The pipe organ was built in 1 876, but not installed at Grace Church until the spring of 1 877. In its issue of 24 May 1 877, the Georgetown Courier reported on "The New Organ. The vestry of Grace Church (Protestant Episcopal) in this place, desiring that church improvements should keep pace with our progress in population, wealth and social refinement, determined to substitute a pipe organ for the reed and pipe combination recently used in that church. To do so it was necessary to build an organ loft over the entrance ....

"The organ just purchased and put in place was made by Mr. C. Anderson, of Denver, an old acquaintance in Nevada, Gilpin County. Mr. Anderson has furnished the Congregational Church in Denver (and perhaps others) with one of his instruments, and it gives excellent satisfaction. We are pleased to see Mr. Anderson patronized in preference to any organ builder outside the state, so long as he furnishes as good an instrument for the same money. This instrument cost the church $1000, in Denver . ... we congratulate the Episcopal church upon the possession of so fine an instrument and particularly upon the public spirit displayed by the church .... " -- from 1998 OHS Handbook

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on March 29, 2022.

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 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1997

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Hand pumped.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
1998 OHS Handbook: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on March 29, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Balcony and Organ Case: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 1997-05-04

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 1997-05-04

Church Exterior: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 1997-05-04

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