Pipe Organ Database

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Hillgreen, Lane & Co. (Opus 1131, 1949)

Location:

Christ Church Methodist
Charleston, WV US
Organ ID: 57350

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ is no longer extant; destroyed.
  • 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 29 ranks. 3 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In center 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: 3
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 21, 2019:

Per J. Daniel Faber, the organ was destroyed when the entire church burned July 19, 1969.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 22, 2019.

Database Manager on December 27, 2015:

Information from Hillgreen, Lane & Co. opus list, compiled by Bynum Petty
Contract: August 1949
Some pipes retained from the church's Weichardt tubular-pneumatic organ (1910). The Weichardt Echo was retained and rebuilt.
Price: $24,700

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

Instrument Images:

Organ Facade: Photo from Christ Church website, courtesy of J Daniel Faber (1950's).