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Epworth Methodist Church
5253 N. Kenmore Ave.
Chicago, Illinois

OHS Database ID 9216.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 327, 2005-04-10.

Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition March 5, 2011.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 40 stops. 23 ranks. 1566 pipes.

The organ is in chambers at the center front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Status Note: There 2002. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Pittman stop action. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through on-line information from Martin Hill. -- A few tonal changes I noticed: -Great and Swell 8' Diapasons rescaled smaller -Clarinet and Cornopean exchanged locations; Cornopean now in swell. Choir division playable by second console in chapel. (Database Manager. February 9, 2007)
  • Updated through on-line information from Connor Annable. (Database Manager. March 5, 2011)

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Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-08-23
Console to left. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-08-23
Console to right. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-08-23
Chapel Interior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-08-23
Chapel chancel and console. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-08-23

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  • From The Stopt Diapason Spring 2010
    Epworth United Methodist Church, Chicago (Edgewater), IL
    1931 M.P. Moller Opus 5881
    Great (Manual II, Enclosed):
    16' Double Open Diapason (from tenor C, from 8' Second Open Diapason)
    8' First Open Diapason (metal-61 pipes)
    8' Second Open Diapason (metal-61 pipes)
    8' Claribel Flute (wood-61 pipes)
    4' Octave (metal-61 pipes)
    4' Flute Harmonique (metal-61 pipes)
    2-2/3' Twelfth (metal-61 pipes)
    2' Fifteenth (metal-61 pipes)
    8' Trumpet (metal-61 pipes)
    Chimes (tenor A through soprano F-21 Tubes)
    Swell (Manual III, Enclosed):
    8' Open Diapason (metal-73 pipes)
    8' Chimney Flute (wood and metal-73 pipes)
    8' Salicional (metal-73 pipes)
    8' Muted Viole (metal-73 pipes)
    8' Voix Celeste (from tenor C, metal-61 pipes)
    4' Flute (extension, 8' Chimney Flute)
    4' Violin (extension, 8' Muted Viole)
    16' Double Oboe (from tenor C, from 8' Oboe)
    8' Cornopean (metal-85 pipes)
    8' Oboe (metal-73 pipes)
    8' Vox Humana (metal-61 pipes)
    Choir (Manual I, Enclosed):
    16' Bourdon (wood and metal-97 pipes)
    8' Open Diapason (metal-73 pipes)
    8' Concert Flute (extension, 16' Bourdon)
    8' Viole (metal-73 pipes)
    8' Dulciana (metal-73 pipes)
    8' Unda Maris (from tenor C, metal-61 pipes)
    4' Flute (extension, 16' Bourdon)
    2-2/3' Nazard (extension, 16' Bourdon)
    2' Piccolo (extension, 16' Bourdon)
    8' Clarinet (metal-73 pipes)
    32' Resultant (from Diaphone and Bourdon)
    16' Diaphone (extension, Great, 8' First Open Diapason, metal-12 pipes)
    16' Bourdon (wood-44 pipes)
    16' Second Bourdon (from Choir, 16' Bourdon)
    8' Flute (extension, 16' Bourdon)
    8' Flauto Dolce (from Choir, 16' Bourdon)
    8' Salicional (from Swell, 8' Salicional)
    16' Trombone (extension, Swell 8' Cornopean)
     [Received from Connor Annable 2011-08-16.]
  • Click Here From The Stopt Diapason Spring 2010 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.