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J.G. Pfeffer & Son (1898)

Exhibited in the 1986 OHS convention

Location:

St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church
712 Division Street
Burlington, IA 52601 US
Organ ID: 69366

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on October 11, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • 28 ranks. 1,606 pipes.
Paul R. Marchesano on October 11, 2021:

From the 1986 OHS Handbook: "The organ still stands in the church, but sadly altered, having been rebuilt on electric chests some years ago, by the Stannke Organ Co. of Rock Island, Illinois. Except for the pipes remaining in the case, the Principal 16' is gone, as is the Trumpet 8'. However, the instrument can still give a good account of itself, especially because of the spectacular acoustics (which commanded unfavorable attention in 1886; one writer complained that A serious disadvantage of the building is that the voice of a spe11ker resounds too strongly, making a sermon difficult to understand ....)

The Dolce 8' has capped basses; the Flöte d'Amour 4' is of open metal with 12 open wood basses. The Salicional 8', of high tin content, has an octave of capped zinc basses; the Harmonic Flöte 4' is of open metal harmonic pipes from MC with open wood basses, and the set is inscribed 'J.G.P. + S./W. + H.' "

Current status: The Church of St. John the Baptist is an historic church building located in Burlington, Iowa, United States. Together with St. Paul's Church in Burlington and St Mary's Church in West Burlington it forms Divine Mercy parish, which is a part of the Diocese of Davenport.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on October 11, 2021.
1986 OHS Handbook: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on October 11, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Organ case in loft: Photograph from an archival source: 1986 OHS Handbook, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 1986

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