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Steere & Turner [John S. Steere] (Opus 170, 1882)

Originally Steere & Turner [John S. Steere]

Location:

Greenstone/Pullman United Methodist Church
11211 S. St. Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL 60628 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 5495

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ is unaltered 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: Slider
  • 24 ranks. 1,260 pipes. 2 manuals. 23 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 23
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on January 01, 2016:

Updated through online information from Pastor Luther C. Mason.
For an organ built over 132 years ago, it still has great sound and beauty, the Greenstone UMC, doesn't have a regular organist to play every Sunday, but has a couple guest organist that play on special occasions.

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

Database Manager on November 02, 2012:

Updated through online information from T. Daniel Hancock. -- The Stopt Diapason, October 1982, reports that the Trumpet and Clarionet are both enclosed in the Swell box, and that the Clarionet only goes to tenor-c. There are three couplers.

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

Database Manager on February 22, 2005:

Citations Chairman Stephen Schnurr reports the congregation merged with two others and is now known as the Greenstone United Methodist Church, using the Pullman church building.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1984

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Originally called Greenstone Church. Rebuilt (or restored?) by Roderer 1967.

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

Instrument Images:

Church Exterior: Photograph by Pastor Luther C. Mason.

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Organ Case: (1890's) Archival Photograph; image courtesy of Pastor Luther C. Mason.

Console: Photograph by Pastor Luther C. Mason. Taken on 2015-12-23

Builder's Name Stencil: Photograph by Pastor Luther C. Mason. Taken on 2015-12-23

Organ Case: Photograph by Pastor Luther C. Mason. Taken on 2015-12-23

Console: Photograph by Pastor Luther C. Mason. Taken on 2015-12-23

Pipework: Photograph by Pastor Luther C. Mason. Taken on 2015-12-23

Pipework: Photograph by Pastor Luther C. Mason. Taken on 2015-12-23

Organ Interior Tracker Action: Photograph by Pastor Luther Mason. Taken on 2015-12-23

Organ Interior Tracker Action: Photograph by Pastor Luther Mason. Taken on 2015-12-23

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