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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 744, 1928)

Location:

Church of the Pilgrims, Presbyterian
2201 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20037 US
Organ ID: 8925

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes 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 May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 31 ranks. 2,025 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 27 stops. 32 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear 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: 27
  • Registers: 32
  • 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 angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 09, 2008:

Updated through online information from Robert Passow. -- The Pedal Waldhorn is borrowed from the Swell. The Great 16' Bourdon is borrowed and extended from the Pedal. Original Rohrflote on swell was replaced in the 1950s, due to tuning issues, with a Quintadana. The Rohrflote was subsequently restored (now labeled Chimney Flute.) The instrument is still in use at weekly services and for occasional recitals.

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

Database Manager on May 28, 2007:

Updated through online information from Jonathan M. Bowen. -- At some point, one of the 8' Diapasons on the great was moved to a 4', with bass octave in storage in blower room. An addition of a 16' Dulciana in the pedal. Bourdon 16 on Great and Pedal are borrowed, not Diapason 16. Great Tuba is enclosed in Choir box.

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

Database Manager on May 08, 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:
Dedication recital played by William E. Zeuch June 6, 1930; extant and with slight alterations; refurbished by Arthur Allen Douglas, Jr. in 1979.

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:

Refurbished by Arthur Allen Douglas, Jr. in 1979.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
from <i>The Diapason</i>, December 1928, via Steve Bournias: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2010-11-15

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