Pipe Organ Database

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Ferris & Stuart (1858)

Location:

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception R.C. Church / Basilica
232 Chapel Street
Norfolk, VA 23504 US
Organ ID: 469

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is extant in this location, possibly in 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: Slider
  • 36 ranks. 3 manuals. 33 stops. 36 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 33
  • Registers: 36
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • 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 hinged doors that enclose keyboards.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
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 April 16, 2008:

Updated through online information from Richard J Maryman. -- The organ is complete, with some damage sustained to pipes in the Gread and Pedal divisions. Choir and Swell are intact, unharmed. There is much debris in organ resulting from recent renovation work on church's steeple. Blower has no live current to motor, is located aprox. 40 to 50 feet above organ in tower, would need to be removed by crane. Oil in blower bearings congealed, bearings on poor condition. will need a thorough cleaning to make playable, reservoirs are not original, some casework is altered. -- manual compass of 56 notes

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 1979

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

[Incorrectly believe to have been exhibited at the Philadelphia International Exhibition 1851.]

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
From William T. Van Pelt (OHS Archives): Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Manuals and Right Drawknobs: Photograph by Shawn Brown. Taken on 2013-08-03

None: Photograph by Shawn Brown. Taken on 2014-08-03

Left Drawknobs: Photograph by Shawn Brown. Taken on 2014-08-03

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