Felix F. Schoenstein & Sons (1925ca.)

Location:

Mission Dolores
3321 16th St.
San Francisco, CA 94114 US
Organ ID: 64435

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is no longer at this location; destroyed, dispersed, relocated or taken in trade.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on September 08, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on September 08, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 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 September 08, 2019.
Michael Alan Fox on May 04, 2020:

In addition to being playable from the Hook & Hastings console in the gallery, there were two consoles for this small altar organ. The principal console was to the liturgical south of the front rows of the pews, a 2-manual console of normal dimensions. There was also a very narrow 2-manual console directly behind the high altar; the boys' choir sang on angled risers to the left and right of the altar, and the organist could conduct from the console, unseen by the congregation but with good sighlines to the choristers.

We received the most recent update for this note from Michael Alan Fox on May 04, 2020.

Database Manager on September 07, 2019:

This was an independent chancel organ which was also playable from the rear gallery, 1924 Hook & Hastings.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 08, 2019.

Database Manager on September 07, 2019:

According to Facebook posts by Timothy Tikker on Sept. 7, 2019 - "Jack Bethards told me that he planned to remove the Schoenstein chancel organ to safety, as it was a rare example of the firm's original work (i.e. not a rebuild of an existing organ). I don't know what became of it after that. It had its own chancel console, in addition to being playable from the gallery console."

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 08, 2019.

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