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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 430, 1923)

Location:

First Methodist Church
500 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 US
Organ ID: 6535

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 51 ranks. 3,341 pipes. 4 manuals. 46 stops. 58 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Stops: 46
  • Registers: 58
  • 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 January 18, 2006:

Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
Replaced 1901 3/40 Steere. Dedication recital played by Arnold Dann on December 14, 1924; tonal changes in 1955 by AEolian-Skinner, #430-A; rebuilt in 1974 by Manuel Rosales reusing shades from #446 and chests from #893; Schlicker console in 1974; now 4/65; damaged but repaired in 1989 earthquake.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Reb. by Rosales 1972-74 as his Op. 1, with additions and new console.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From Allen Kinzey via <i>The Aeolian-Skinner Archives</i>
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chancel, Console, and Organ Case: Photograph (1927) from the collection of Jim Lewis.

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