Pipe Organ Database

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J. W. Steere & Sons (Opus 349, 1893)

Location:

First Baptist Church
123 East Main St.
Owatonna, MN 55060 US
Organ ID: 6325

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 14 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 15 stops. 14 registers.
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
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 15
  • Registers: 14
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • 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.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on January 14, 2014:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on March 16, 2010:

Updated through online information from Drew Meyer.

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

Instrument Images:

Organ case from gallery: Photograph by Drew E. Meyer. Taken on 2019-09-24

Organ case in front gallery: Photograph by Drew E. Meyer. Taken on 2019-09-24

Keydesk and front of case: Photograph by Drew E. Meyer. Taken on 2019-09-24

Keydesk: Photograph by Drew E. Meyer. Taken on 2019-09-24

Keydesk: Great stopjamb: Photograph by Drew E. Meyer. Taken on 2019-09-24

Keydesk: Swell stopjamb: Photograph by Drew E. Meyer. Taken on 2019-09-24

Keydesk: couplers: Photograph by Drew E. Meyer. Taken on 2019-09-24

Keydesk: foot trundles and Swell expression shoe: Photograph by Drew E. Meyer. Taken on 2019-09-24

Memorial plaque: Photograph by Drew E. Meyer. Taken on 2019-09-24