Central Continuation School / Milwaukee Area Technical College
700 W State Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233 US
Organ ID: 7321
"The instrument cost $35,000 and the player unit $17,000. The relatively high cost of the player may be justified by the complexity of the equipment involved. The 101 rolls in the MATC roll library play with all the virtuosity of the finest concert organists of the twenties... The three main divisions are placed above the proscenium arch. A five-rank Echo division speaks from behind a grille in the rear of the second balcony. There is also a three-rank Stage division, to support performers on the stage. The organ is powered by a 71/z Spencer Orgoblo in the attic of the auditorium."
"Except for the Tuba Mirabilis 8' and the French Horn 8', which are on 12" wind pressure, the Great and Swell divisions are on 7½". The Great, Echo and Stage divisions are on 5"; the Pedal division is on 6" except for the reed, which is on 10". The Chimney Flute 8' has stopped wood basses; the Nazard 2⅔' is a stopped metal set with some open metal trebles; the Rohr Flöte 8' has stopped wood basses, and the remainder of the set is of metal pipes with bored wooden stoppers. The Flute Celeste 8' is tapered." -- William Hansen, the curator of the organ (1990), via 1990 OHS Handbook
Cooley Auditorium seats 1,800, including the two rear balconies.
Main divisions above proscenium arch. Cost in 1930 was $35,000 plus $17,000 for player unit.
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:
With player attachment; extant; unaltered. [OHS Plaque]
Status Note: There 1990
Console: Photograph from an archival source: Aeolian-Skinner Archive website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. unknown