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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 811, 1929)

Location:

St. Patrick's R.C. Church
756 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA US
Organ ID: 8888

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on February 13, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 31 ranks. 2,037 pipes. 3 manuals. 27 stops. 35 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on February 13, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 27
  • Registers: 35
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on February 13, 2019.
Database Manager on February 17, 2009:

Updated through online and e-mail information from Steve Repasky.
The organ and its case sit in the balcony over the main entrance. The manual divisions are placed within the side towers and the Pedal organ in the center. The case was designed by the notable neo-Gothic architect, Arnold Constable when the church was redesigned after the devastating 1906 earthquake. The case is ornately Gothic and compliments the Gothic proportions of the room. It is one of the few encased Skinner organs and projects well into the church.

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

Database Manager on November 09, 2008:

Updated through online information from Bruce Cornely.

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

Database Manager on May 15, 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:
Extant; unaltered.

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.
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:

Balcony, Organ Case, and Console: Photograph (2008) by Steve Repasky.

Organ Case: Photograph by Andrew McKeon. Taken on 2017-04-21

Interior: Photograph by Andrew McKeon. Taken on 2017-04-21

Exterior and Yerba Buena Gardens: Photograph by Andrew McKeon. Taken on 2017-04-21

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