Pipe Organ Database

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Charles Anderson (1924)

Exhibited in the 1998 OHS convention

Location:

Historic Community Congregational Church
103 Pawnee Avenue
Manitou Springs, CO 80829 US
Organ ID: 49078

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: United Churches of Christ (UCC)
  • The organ has been renovated with changes 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 March 30, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 13 ranks. 728 pipes. 2 divisions. 2 manuals. 12 stops. 12 registers.
All:
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 12
  • Registers: 12
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on March 30, 2022:

"Fred H. Meunier electrified it [the organ] in 1959, utilizing a recycled Reuter console; he retained the slider chests and the handsome Anderson case, but made no tonal changes. The instrument appears to be far more standard than the early Anderson in Georgetown, Colorado, and some characteristics suggest that some parts may have been purchased from a supply house." -- 1998 OHS Handbook

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on March 30, 2022.

Database Manager on November 06, 2011:

Identified through online information from Scott Christiansen.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
From Morel & Associates Files at the time of Restoration in 2002: Open In New Tab From Morel & Associates, Inc. Files Originally published May 30, 2002
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Rick Morel on September 28, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Church Exterior: Photograph by David Hunting. Taken on 2011-04-24

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Organ Case: Photograph by David Hunting. Taken on 2011-04-24

Charles Anderson organ console [Inside St. Andrews, Manitou Springs, Colorado]: Photograph by Donald L. Patterson. Taken on 1969-08-15

Organ in alcove at front of room: Photograph from an archival source: 1998 OHS Handbook, William T. Van Pelt, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 1997

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