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Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 507, 1924)

Location:

St. Francis de Sales R.C. Church
2653 Ohio Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63118 US
Organ ID: 62297

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is currently being renovated or restored.
  • 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: Wicks Direct Electric
  • 27 ranks. 3 manuals. 27 stops. 46 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wicks Direct Electric chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 27
  • Registers: 46
  • 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 May 14, 2019:

The organ is now (May, 2019) for sale. The new Music Dir., Dr. Steven Ball, asked the Oratory to cancel their signed contract with Christopher Soer for the restoration of the Wicks (which was already under-way), so that the Oratory could purchase the 1991, 3-manual Karl Wilhelm, Opus 123, in storage and originally built for First Presbyterian church in Syracuse, New York.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 15, 2019.

Database Manager on May 02, 2018:

A new 3-manual Wicks console was installed in the 1960s. There is also a 1-manual movable console in the Sanctuary. Some stops were added in the 1980s or 1990s.

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

Database Manager on May 02, 2018:

Christopher J. Soer is undertaking a restoration of the organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Factory Specification, courtesy Christopher J. Soer: Open In New Tab Typed specification
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Nave to rear and gallery: Photograph by OrganMediaFoundation, courtesy Brent Johnson. , submitted by Jeff Scofield.

Gallery and organ cases: Photograph by OrganMediaFoundation, courtesy Brent Johnson. , submitted by Jeff Scofield.

1960's console: Photograph by OrganMediaFoundation, courtesy Brent Johnson. , submitted by Jeff Scofield.

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