Pipe Organ Database

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Wm. Johnson & Son (Opus 779, 1892)

Location:

Cass Avenue Methodist Church
3910 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 7203

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ is extant in this location, possibly in original state.
  • 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: Slider
  • 34 ranks. 1,814 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 31 stops.
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: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 31
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection with pneumatic assists (i.e., Barker levers, etc.).
  • 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 flat jambs.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on October 19, 2009:

Updated through online information from Ray Ahrens. -- There as of 10/2009. Needs, at the very least, a thorough cleaning.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1997

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Historic Organs Recital 19 May 1989. Mich. chapter, OHS raising money for restoration in 1997. Also known as Cass Community United Methodist. Restorative repairs in 1977 by James Hammann.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
David Schnute from T 14:3:4, revised: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on September 12, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Facade: Photograph (1892) from the Burton Historical Collection; image courtesy of Jim Lewis.

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