Adding Antiphonal numbers to original rank/pipe counts
When W. W. Kimball slightly altered the organ in 1936, Fred Meunier was in charge of the project. The original stoplist called for an 8' Vox Angelica in the Swell, but Fred Meunier's notes in the files of Morel & Associates indicate that such a stop was "not there", however, the 8' Voix Celeste appears to be an original stop, and may suggest only a name change. A Swell Cornet III knob which had previously drawn the independent 2 2/3' Twelfth, 2' Fifteenth, and 1 3/5' Seventeenth was commandeered to control a new Mixlure IV, requiring the elements of the Cornet III to be drawn separately. The new availability of the Solo strings on the Swell required additional knobs, and the 1 3/5' Seventeenth ended up with no knob, which is why it is now accessed by an unlabelled toggle switch. The Choir 8' Rohr Flute unit was originally unenclosed, as was perhaps the 8' English Diapason; tuning problems led lo a rearrangement, and all those slops are now enclosed. The 2' Piccolo in the Solo is another Kimball addition. When Morel & Associates renovated the Welte organ in the early 19 70s, they engaged John Chrastina to rebuild the console. He had worked in the Welte shop and often speculated that the Harp in this organ was probably one he had built. -- 1998 OHS Handbook
5-rank, 12-stop Antiphonal Organ, including a hooded Tuba under the West Window, added by Schoenstein in 2020; playable from front console.
Updated through online information from Vic Marsilio.
Updated through online information from Bryan Dunnewald. -- New console. Good acoustic. Needs to be re-leathered, and updated.
Status Note: There 1998
Altered by Kimball c. 1936. Renovated by Morel & Assoc. in the early 1970s. Console rebuilt by John Chrastina 1974.
Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Facade: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 1997-05-04
Church interior, sanctuary and organ cases: Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-03-28
Antiphonal display pipes: Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-10-28
Original Solo Chamber layout drawing: Photograph from an archival source: Morel and Associates Facebook , submitted by Daniel Wicks. Taken approx. 1928