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Lyon & Healy (Opus 34, 1899)

Location:

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
402 Second Street NE
Independence, IA 50644 US
Organ ID: 6295

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • 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: Slider
  • 8 ranks. 457 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 8 stops. 8 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 8
  • Registers: 8
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • 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.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on April 07, 2021:

Restored by Dobson Pipe Organ Builders 2020, including restenciling the pipe facade.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on April 07, 2021.

Database Manager on January 10, 2010:

Updated through on-line information from John Panning. -- Electric blower fitted in the 1910s. Bellows feeders extant but hand pumping mechanism missing. Facade pipes may have previously been stenciled; currently painted gold. Pedal sharps have been replaced with plastic.

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 1998

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Not been played in many years in 1998. Also have electronic. about 10 ranks

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Taken from builder's website: Open In New Tab Restored 2020
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on April 07, 2021.
  • Instruments - Photos, stoplist, information and links regarding 2020 restoration

Instrument Images:

Organ in loft, view from nave : Photograph by Dobson Pipe Organ Builders, Ltd., submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 2020

View of organ case: Photograph by Dobson Pipe Organ Builders, Ltd., submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 2020

Closeup of facade, side view: Photograph by Dobson Pipe Organ Builders, Ltd., submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 2020

Facade, painted gold, pre-restoration photo: Photograph by Dobson Pipe Organ Builders, Ltd., submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2020-11-06

Nameplate, pre-restoration photo: Photograph by Dobson Pipe Organ Builders, Ltd., submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2020-11-06

Swell shoe, pre-restoration photo: Photograph by Dobson Pipe Organ Builders, Ltd., submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2020-11-06

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