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Lewis & Hitchcock, Inc. (1929)

Originally Hilborne L. Roosevelt (Opus 131, 1884)

Location:

St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Carey Street at Rankin Place
Baltimore, MD US
Organ ID: 51432

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP)
  • 31 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 30 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • 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: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 30
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 27, 2013:

Identified through online information from steven bartley. -- In 1929 Lewis & Hitchock made the following alterations to the instrument adding EP pull downs to the key actions, EP actions for the stop and EP expression motors.

  • The exposed pedal pipes facing the side aisle were installed in the chamber with a new dummy facade facing the aisle.
  • A new console added;
  • the pedal 16' stops extended to also play at 8' pitch, but no new pipes or mechanism added;
  • the Swell chest & box were turned sideways, creating a passage from the sacristy to the chancel and storage area for choral music.
  • The Great Mixture and 4' Flute were preps on the chest, but no pipes installed.
The organ is intact and works, but is need of total restoration. As of 2013 the church uses the undercroft space for worship and is slated for closure. Other than the two pedal extensions no new stops or pipes have been added.

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

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