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Wicks Pipe Organ Co. (Opus 557A, 1992)

Originally Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 557, 1925)

Location:

St. Louis IX, King of France Roman Catholic Church
209 Walnut Street
St. Louis, MO 63102 US
Organ ID: 10925

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on August 13, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Direct electric
  • 28 ranks. 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on August 13, 2021:

There is no extant record of a Pfeffer being installed here. It is possible that the Schwab organ was previously attributed to Pfeffer. The case, retained through all rebuilds, appears to have been built by Matthias Schwab in 1834.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on August 13, 2021.

Database Manager on March 05, 2012:

Updated through online information from Ron Yeater. -- Only a few ranks of pipes from the 1925 organ were reused; only 1 or 2 came from the Pfeffer organ preceding the Wicks.

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

Database Manager on March 01, 2008:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner.

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 2003.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Restoration and enlargement of the 1925 Wicks. The original opus number, 557 is retained on Wicks' lists.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From Wicks website
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary interior: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-04-16

Sanctuary interior to rear: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-04-16

Organ case: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-04-16

Church exterior: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-04-16

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