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Lauck Pipe Organ Co. (Opus 62, 2009)

Originally Hook & Hastings (Opus 2368, 1915)

Location:

First Presbyterian Church
819 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 US
Organ ID: 47778

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original 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 December 20, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 27 ranks. 1,551 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 30 stops.
All:
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 30
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on December 20, 2021:

From Philip Stapert, sexton and organist of the church: I did some research into the history of the organ at my church, First Presbyterian Church in Escanaba, Michigan. It is originally Hook and Hastings Opus 2368 and now Lauck Opus 62. I attached an article I wrote on the history of the organ and a detailed specification. Most of the information comes from correspondence in 1942 between Roye M. Rogers, J.H. McGaw, and the church, and in 2007-2009 between James Lauck and the church.

I would like to make one correction to the information in the Database. The organ was originally built for the home of Roye M. Rogers in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, not Grand Rapids, Michigan. I believe the confusion comes from the fact that Wisconsin Rapids was known as Grand Rapids, Wisconsin at the time when the organ was built, but the town's name was changed to Wisconsin Rapids.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on December 20, 2021.

Database Manager on May 22, 2016:

Updated through online information from Jim Miller.

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

Database Manager on March 07, 2011:

Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- New console for the Hook & Hastings moved here in the 1940's. Chests and pipes retained. Additions made.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Philip Stapert: Open In New Tab Originally published 12/20/2021
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on December 20, 2021.
FPC Organ History: Open In New Tab HIstory of the organ with photos by Phil Stapert
Document created on 2021-12-20
We received the most recent update for this document from Paul R. Marchesano on December 20, 2021.

FPC Organ Specification: Open In New Tab Detailed specification identifying origin of all pipework by Phil Stapert, sexton and organist of teh church
Document created on 2021-12-20
We received the most recent update for this document from Paul R. Marchesano on December 20, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Jim Miller. Taken on 2016-04-27

Console: Photograph by Jim Miller. Taken on 2016-04-27

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Jim Miller.

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