Pipe Organ Database

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Bon R. Smith (1896)

Location:

Howard Presbyterian Church
Oak and Baker Streets
San Francisco, CA US
Organ ID: 9441

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian 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 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 21 ranks. 2 manuals. 20 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 20
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was Wm. B. D. Simmons (1852).

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Moved to new building by Felix Schoenstein. Moved within the building in 1904 by Schoenstein, who altered the organ at that time. Manual keyboards brought forward. 30-note, concave, radiating pedalboard added (17 pipes, repeating at sucessive octaves). Hitch-down Swell pedal replaced by balanced Swell pedal. Case painted, pipes redecorated. Hand pumped until 1918. Relocated to (or building sold to?) New Liberation United Presbyterian, San Francisco, CA., then relocated to Los Altos Methodist , Long Beach, CA.

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

Instrument Images:

Church Interior: A newspaper article, courtesy of Amanda Cooper (1930s).

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