William Frederick Obenhausen (1872)

Location:

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
45 North Reading Ave.
Boyertown, PA 19512 US
Organ ID: 10503

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on June 11, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on June 11, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on June 11, 2018.
Database Manager on September 28, 2006:

Updated through online information from J.T. Ellenberger. -- The façade pipes for this organ (which were built by a supply house in Philadelphia), and a few stray parts, are still on the church property. The bench for this organ is in the chapel and used as a credence table. The instrument was replaced by a Wurlitzer in 1926. There are several picutres of the sanctuary with the organ visible. From the number of drawknobs visible on the console, it must have been a decent-sized instrument.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Cost $3000. Church and organ dedicated Aug 17 and 18, 1872.

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

Instrument Images:

Organ case and chancel: Vintage postcard, courtesy of William Dunklin (ca. 1910).

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