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Austin Organ Co. (Opus 1641, 1929)

Location:

First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland
3630 Fairmount Blvd.
Shaker Heights, OH 44118 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 5441

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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: Austin Universal Air
  • 48 ranks. 3,267 pipes. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 46 stops. 54 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: 5
  • Stops: 46
  • Registers: 54
  • 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: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • 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 December 16, 2006:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The congregation was formed from a merger between First Baptist and Heights Baptist churches in December 1928. This was the joined congregation's first building. The organ was a rebuild and enlargement of First Baptist's former 3-manual Austin - Op. 467, 1913 - built for their previous (3rd) edifice. The organ was altered by Austin in 1954. In 1970, Schlicker added a 2-man. organ to the church. Both organs were substantially rebuilt by Southfield Organ Builders beginning in 1999.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

12/89 form - stop list.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from <i>The Diapason</i> September 1928
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church Exterior: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1940s).

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