Seattle, Washington
Columbia Congregational Church

HINNERS ORGAN CO., Opus 2420, 1928
Balcom and Vaughan, 1941 - Moving, Rebuild, Additions & Installation
Balcom and Vaughan, Opus 691, 1961 - Removal, Moving, Enlargement & Installation


GREAT (Expressive)            SWELL (Expressive)            PEDAL (Expressive)
   8     Principal               16    Bass Flute              16  Open Diapason
   8     Flute                   8     Principal               16  Bourdon
   8     Salicional              8     Flute                   16  Gedeckt
   8     Dulciana                8     Salicional              8   Principal
   4     Octave                  8     Voix Celeste            8   Flute
   4     Flute                   4     Flute                   8   Cello
   4     Salicet                 4     Salicet                 4   Choral Bass
   4     Dulcet                  2-2/3 Nazard                  8   Hautbois
   2-2/3 Octave Quint            2     Flautina
   2     Fifteenth               1-3/5 Tierce
   8     Hautbois                8     Hautbois
                                       Tremolo
   Great to Great 4'                   Chimes


STOP / RANK / PIPE ANALYSIS
   16    Open Diapason          (Ped)  30
   16    Bourdon                (Ped)  12   Extension of the 8' Flute.
   16    Gedeckt                (Ped)  –-   Same as the 16' Bourdon. 1-12 on soft wind.
   16    Bass Flute              (Sw)  –-   From the 8' Flute. Tenor C.
   8     Principal        (Gt/Sw/Ped)  61
   8     Flute            (Gt/Sw/Ped)  61
   8     Salicional           (Gt/Sw)  61
   8     Cello                  (Ped)  –-   Same as the 8' Salicional.
   8     Voix Celeste            (Sw)  49   Tenor C. Added 1961.
   8     Dulciana                (Gt)  49   1-12 from 8' Salicional.
   4     Octave                  (Gt)  61   Added 1961.
   4     Choral Bass            (Ped)  –-   From the 8' Principal.  
   4     Flute                (Gt/Sw)  12   Extension of the 8' Flute.
   4     Salicet              (Gt/Sw)  12   Extension of the 8' Salicional.
   4     Dulcet                  (Gt)  12   Extension of the 8' Dulciana.
   2-2/3 Octave Quint            (Gt)  –-   From the 8' Principal & 2' Fifteenth.
   2-2/3 Nazard                  (Sw)   7   Extension of the 8' Flute.
   2     Fifteenth               (Gt)  61
   2     Flautina             (Gt/Sw)   5   Extension of the 8' Flute.
   1-3/5 Tierce                  (Sw)  –-   From the 8' Flute unit. 57 notes.
   8     Hautbois         (Gt/Sw/Ped)  61
         Tremolo                 (Sw)       Affects the entire instrument.
         Chimes                  (Sw) (18)  Original Hinners. Compass: c1 – f2.


PIPE SUMMARY

Open Diapason     Principal         Flute             Salicional        Voix Cel.
   30 pipes          61 pipes          97 pipes          73 pipes          49 pipes

Dulciana          Octave            Fifteenth         Hautbois
   61 pipes          61 pipes          61 pipes          61 pipes


COUPLERS                                     FINGER PISTONS
   Swell to Pedal                  8            None
   Great to Pedal                  8,4

   Swell to Great                    4       TOE STUDS
                                                Sw. to Ped.                       8
                                                Gr. to Ped.                       8
PEDAL MOVEMENTS 
   Expression                   (bal.)
   Crescendo                    (bal.)


ACTION: E-P unit        VOICES: 9        STOPS: 31        RANKS: 9        PIPES: 566
                                       (inc. chimes)

NOTES
This organ began life as a I-manual, 3-rank organ built for Home Undertaking in Seattle.
Balcom and Vaughan lists it as having been 1-4. But the Hinners opus list compiled by
Ed Boadway gives the size as 3-ranks.

It was rebuilt for Columbia Congregational by Balcom and Vaughan in 1941 and enlarged
with a new 8' Open Diapason and a new (tc) 8' Dulciana.

The exact nomenclature of stops and controls is not verified since the organ was removed
and stored in 1961, and re-installed in Columbia's new edifice later that year with an
enlarged, altered stoplist.

The Pedal 16' Open Diapason is the original wood Pedal 16' Double Open Diapason from
the W.W. Kimball Co. organ originally installed in Spokane's Clemmer Theatre in 1914,
and later moved to the [then] new Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. The
opus number may have been 5789. 

The Great 2-2/3' Octave Quint borrows its first 42 notes from the 8' Principal, and
the remaining 19 notes from the 2' Fifteenth.

The couplers and toe studs were added later at an undocumented time by Richard War-
burton.

In 1993, unable to support the church, Columbia Congregational voted to merge with
Lakewood Community Church. The building on S. Ferdinand was sold to the Breath of Life
Seventh-day Adventist congregation. In 1994, the pipe organ was removed by volunteers
from the combined congregations under the direction of former pastor Jim Brumbaugh and
consultant James R. Stettner. As of that time, the merged congregations were deciding
whether to expand Lakewood's present facility to build a new church. After that decision
is made, plans for synthesizing the Lakewood and Columbia pipe organs into one instru-
ment will be considered.

Sources: Balcom and Vaughan opus list and files


Columbia Lakewood Community Church
3902 S. Ferdinand
Seattle, WA. 98118                           Documented: August 16, 1991
(206) 723-8685                               Verified & updated: March, 1994

		
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