Pipe Organ Database

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Carl Barckhoff [Sr] (1890ca.)

Exhibited in the 2003 OHS convention

Location:

St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church
440 St Joseph Street
Lancaster, PA 17603 US
Organ ID: 4745

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on April 26, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 30 ranks. 1,616 pipes. 2 manuals. 25 stops.
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: 2
  • Stops: 25
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • 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 flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on April 26, 2022:

First used for church on Sunday, 26 April 1891. Dedicated in "Grand Concert" 18 May 1891. From The News-Journal (Lancaster, PA) 28 April 1891: St. Joseph's New Organ. The new organ for St. Joseph's church has been put up, and was tried on Sunday. A grand concert will be given on the evening of Whit Monday, May 18. Prof. Henry Eyer Browne, of Talmage's church, Brooklyn, and Prof. De Bold, also of Brooklyn, will take part in the concert. A grand vocal concert will also be given, in which a number of fine soprano, tenor, first and second bass voices will participate.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on April 26, 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 July 04, 2014:

Updated through online information from John Igoe.

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

Database Manager on November 07, 2013:

Updated through online information from Evan Brickner.

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

Database Manager on March 12, 2012:

Updated through online information from Julien Girard.

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

Database Manager on March 12, 2012:

Updated through online information from Julien Girard. -- Trombone 16 missing at the Pedal

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

Database Manager on March 09, 2005:

Restored 2004 by Columbia Organ Works. Facade Pipes re-stenciled to original colors and patterns. Chests retabled, multiple pipe repairs, reeds restored.

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 1986

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Center rear gallery. Damaged when electronic organ installed c. 1965 (pipes crushed, action damaged). Restored in 1983 by J. R. McFarland. Wood 16' Trombone added to Pedal. Ded. 14 Jul 1985 by Karl E. Moyer. Pneumatic stop and combination action.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Concert and Organ Recital: Open In New Tab Report of the dedication concert, giving program and organ specifications
Document created on 1891-05-19
We received the most recent update for this document from Paul R. Marchesano on April 26, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Nave, Balcony, and Organ Case: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2002-05-01

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