Pipe Organ Database

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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 528, 1925)

Exhibited in the 2012 OHS convention

Location:

First United Methodist Church
324 N. Oak Park Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302 US
Organ ID: 9368

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on July 27, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 44 ranks. 2,973 pipes. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 40 stops. 51 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on July 27, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 40
  • Registers: 51
  • 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: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on July 27, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on July 27, 2018.

Database Manager on February 15, 2012:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Selected stops are playable by a two-manual console in the chapel.

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

Database Manager on May 12, 2006:

Updated through online information from William Catanesye. -- A LaMarche "Melodic Celeste," a tapered Ludwigtone, was added to the organ shortly after it was built. The organ was not rebuilt by LaMarche. Releathering done in the 1960s and 1990s. Complete restoration by the Spencer Organ Co. of Waltham, Massachusetts and tonal restoration by Jeff Weiler 2005-2006, Dedication recital in July 2006.

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 2002.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

"Also has a 2m. chapel console which controls selected stops of the Gt., Ch., and Ped. Divisions. Rebuilt by LaMarche in 1937."

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
From Allen Kinzey: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary Interior and Chancel: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-04-28

Console: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-04-28

Console: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-04-28

Choir Loft and Console: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-04-28

OHS Citation Plaque and Pipework: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-04-28

Chapel Console and Chamber Grillework: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-04-28

Sanctuary interior: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-05-14

Sanctuary interior from floor: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-05-14

Console, choirloft and chamber opening: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-05-14

Console center: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-05-14

Left Stopjamb: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-05-14

Right Stopjamb: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-05-14

Chapel Interior: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-05-14

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