Pipe Organ Database

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The Ernest M. Skinner Co. (Opus 221, 1913)

Location:

First Methodist Church
Akron, OH US
Organ ID: 8315

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist 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 May 29, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 23 ranks. 1,350 pipes. 3 manuals. 23 stops. 34 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 29, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 23
  • Registers: 34
  • 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 29, 2018.
Database Manager on May 29, 2018:

Updated by Charles Kegg, the builder.
All references to "Charles Ross" are incorrect. The man's name was Charles Blair, then Music Director at St. John Church, Canton. He was a close friend of mine. I do not know where "Ross" would have come from. There is no one by that name connected with this organ or church, to my knowledge.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Identified 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:
Rebuilt by M.P. Möller ca. 1960; replaced by three manual Rieger in 1980; moved to St. John the Baptist, RC, Canton, OH in 1980; and combined with relocated #452 and rebuilt by Charles Ross; now 4/70.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Instrument Images:

Church Exterior: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1911).

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