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Berghaus Organ Co. (1970)

Location:

St. Matthew Lutheran Church
2101 West 21st Street
Chicago, IL US
Organ ID: 50575

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
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:
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 October 21, 2012:

Rebuild of an existing organ. Identified by T. Daniel Hancock, using information found in The Stopt Diapason, August 1982. -- The Stopt Diapason, August 1982, reports that the organ had been significantly modified by 1965, and that the Berghaus rebuild of 1970 was essentially a new instrument, with new manual chests, added pedal chests, new action with aluminum trackers up to the rollerboards, and mostly new pipework. The original Pedal Subbass 16' was retained, as were the speaking and dummy facade pipes (probably intended for a later addition of a 16' Prinzipal in the Pedal), the case, and some pedal chests. "The walkboards have been made out of the tables of old chests. The Hauptwerk (bottom manual) keyfronts are straight; the Chor keyfronts are chamfered. The stopjambs are original and may have been respaced, with the original shanks now furnished with new drawknobs."

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

Instrument Images:

Keydesk and Facade: Archival source not identified by contributor: John Hallman. Taken on 2001-09-23

Organ in Rear Gallery: Archival source not identified by contributor: John Hallman. Taken on 2001-09-03

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