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Austin Organ Co. (Opus 1206, 1924)

Location:

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium
399 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402 US
Main Auditorium
Organ ID: 5083

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Auditoriums and Concert Halls
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 81 ranks. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 72 stops. 114 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 72
  • Registers: 114
  • 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 with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • 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 Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on July 09, 2017:

Updated by G. Mark Caldwell, who has heard or played the organ.
Heard organ in concert 6/27/17 and revisited and played it 6/29/17. It's in good condition.

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

Database Manager on November 15, 2010:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- The console is moved to the stage for the semi-annual concerts that average 2,000 attendance.

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

Database Manager on April 28, 2007:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- During the auditorium renovation, the combination action was rebuilt by Austin, and the missing String Organ was returned home and installed in its loft above the stage near the 32' Double Open Diapason. Milnar Organ Co. renovated the organ, including the replacement of missing pipes and converting the switching and combination action to a Peterson system; the percussion stops have been restored. The re-dedicatory concert by Peter Conte was held 7/2/07 with over 3,200 in attendance.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on February 24, 2021.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Designed by Edwin Lemare. Console rebuilt by Austin in 1996 retaining original mechanism.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on August 30, 2020.
Factory specifications and dedication program: Open In New Tab From 2008 AIO convention brochure
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on February 24, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2010-11-14

Auditorium Interior and Stage: Photograph by Patrick Parris. Taken on 2005-03-04

Auditorium interior 1960 renovation: Photo from the collection of Jeff Scofield.

Auditorium exterior: Photograph by Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-04-11

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