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Wicks Pipe Organ Co. (Opus 2878, 1949)

Location:

Little Flower R.C. Church
1264 Arch Terrace
St. Louis: Richmond Heights, MO 63117 US
Organ ID: 10948

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on July 10, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Direct electric
  • 22 ranks. 3 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on July 10, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on July 10, 2018.
Database Manager on July 10, 2018:

Updated by Chuck Chauvin, who has heard or played the organ.
From current organist (since 2015) -- As the church is round, the organ is located neither front nor back, but elevated (think choir loft) along the outside wall to one side as one faces the Sanctuary. The console was relocated to the nave some years ago, and slight modifications were made to the instrument (Cornopean replaced with Oboe, Mixture added to the Great division).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

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:

Contract Apr 1948. Shown in Wicks as 18 ranks. Additions?

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on January 24, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Console below balcony facade: Photograph by Chuck Chauvin - Director of Music and Organist 2015 - present. Taken approx. October 2019

Organ Console - Little Flower R. C. Church St. Louis, MO: Photograph by Chuck Chauvin - Director of Music and Organist 2015 - present. Taken approx. October 2019

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