Pipe Organ Database

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Hann-Wangerin-Weickhardt Co. (1908)

Location:

St. Boniface R.C. Church
921 North Noble
Chicago, IL 60642 US
Organ ID: 50501

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
All:
  • 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:
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 24, 2016:

Updated through online information from Alex Fries.
The organ was relocated to St. John Vianney in Northlake, IL, sometime after St. Boniface was closed (1990). It was installed without the original facade.

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

Database Manager on February 08, 2014:

Updated through online information from Alex Fries. -- The church is abandoned and the organ has been removed.

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

Database Manager on October 14, 2012:

An original installation. Identified by T. Daniel Hancock, using information found in The Stopt Diapason, June 1982, which reports the organ was "installed with the help of a gift from Andrew Carnegie."

"Originally the organ was tubular pneumatic and was subsequently changed to electropneumatic action," maybe by H.B. Harrison, who replaced the console in the 1950's, but perhaps earlier. "The organ is a rear gallery installation framing an especially beautiful rose window which depicts St. Cecilia playing a small positiv. The facade pipes are double-rowed; all the front pipes speak, but the second row is just suspended short tubes designed to look like pipes rising higher than the real pipes in front. The organ has slider chests..."

"The Swell and the Choir are in the same box. The organ is probably tonally unaltered."

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 Stopt Diapason, June 1982)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Gallery and Organ Case: Archival Photograph; image courtesy of Alex Fries.

Gallery and Organ Case: Archival Photograph; image courtesy of Alex Fries.

Church Interior and Altar: Archival Photograph; image courtesy of Alex Fries.

Church Interior and Altar: Archival Photograph; image courtesy of Alex Fries.

Church Exterior: Archival Photograph; image courtesy of Alex Fries.

Church Exterior: Archival Photograph; image courtesy of Alex Fries.

Church exterior with school demolished: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-12-28

Rear of building with rectory removed: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-12-28

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