Goulding & Wood, Inc. (2010)

Originally Thomas Prentice Sanborn (1892)

Location:

Indiana Landmarks Center
1201 Central Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202 US
Cook Grand Hall
Organ ID: 50227

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Auditoriums and Concert Halls
  • 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 November 02, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP)
  • 33 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 32 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP) chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Slider Motors: Pneumatic (EP or TP) slider motors.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 32
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • 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 horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • 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
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2017:

Combined with 4/87 1931 Casavant Op. 1414 that was removed from the Auditorium of the T. Eaton, Ltd., department store in Toronto.

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

Database Manager on July 09, 2013:

Updated through online information from Tom Nichols. -- The Pedal 16' Trombone was added by Goulding & Wood, upon suggestion by noted organist Charles H. Webb, former Dean of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

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

Database Manager on November 10, 2012:

Updated through online information from Timothy E. Conyers. -- Sadly, this organ will not be heard often by the general public. Rental fees of the former church sanctuary (the Grand Hall), where the organ is housed, are in excess of $3500.00. Add another $2900.00 for a reception in the Cook Theater (former fellowship hall). In order to rent the facility one must also be a member of the Indiana Landmarks or sign a contract which specifies one must become a member for one year. These high rental fees will definitely discourage any local organist or even the two organ societies of Indianapolis from showcasing this instrument. (Rental fee information supplied by Indiana Landmarks).

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

Database Manager on August 15, 2012:

Updated through online information from T. Daniel Hancock.

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

Database Manager on August 13, 2012:

Identified through online information from T. Daniel Hancock. -- The organ was rebuilt in 2010. The casework and facade pipes were painstakingly restored along with the rest of the former Sanctuary of Central Avenue Methodist Church, which is now the Cook Grand Hall of the Indiana Landmarks Center. It was impossible to ascertain with reliability the original action, so Goulding & Wood provided new electro-pneumatic slider windchests, and built a new console which has the appearance and feel of a late-19th century detached keydesk. One stop was added, the Pedal Trombone 16, and the pedal compass was extended from 27 to 30 notes. The harp unit from 1921 was restored and reinstalled with the organ. The former Aeoline is now a Celeste.

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 (Source: "The Diapason," August 2012)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Building Exterior: Photos Courtesy of Indiana Landmarks. Taken on 2011-06-09

Cook Grand Hall Interior and Pipe Façade: Photos Courtesy of Indiana Landmarks. Taken on 2011-06-09

Pipe Façade: Photos Courtesy of Indiana Landmarks. Taken on 2011-04-05

Console: Photos Courtesy of Indiana Landmarks. Taken on 2011-07-01

Console and Pipe Façade: Photos Courtesy of Indiana Landmarks. Taken on 2011-07-11

Console: Photograph by Matt Gerhard. Taken on 2015-07-15

Facade: Photograph by Kati Q. Photography. Taken on 2021-01-29

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