Pipe Organ Database

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Henry Erben (1850)

Location:

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
1000 Michigan Ave.
La Porte, IN 46350 US
Organ ID: 65009

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on April 03, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 5 ranks. 1 divisions. 1 manuals. 6 stops. 6 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 April 03, 2020.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
  • Divisions: 1
  • Stops: 6
  • Registers: 6
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • 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 vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on April 03, 2020.
None on April 09, 2020:

This organ reportedly went from St. Paul's Episcopal to St. Peter's R.C. in La Porte. This was likely in 1872 when St. Paul's got their new Steer & Turner. It was later moved from St. Peter's R.C. to St. Patrick's R.C. in Lagro, Indiana where it survives and has been restored.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 03, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Erben organ in front: Photograph from church archives; courtesy of Jane & Bill Snyder via John Gouwens.

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