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Unknown Builder (1965ca.)

Originally Austin Organ Co. (Opus 768, 1918)

Location:

Woodlawn Baptist Church
5600 First Ave. N.
Birmingham, AL 35212 US
Organ ID: 11241

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ is no longer extant; destroyed.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 4 divisions. 3 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • 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 Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 28, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- Organ originally built for 56th Street Baptist. Relocated to Woodlawn at an unknown time (possibly 1965) by an unknown person or firm. Replacement 3-man. Austin console in 1965. Tonal changes. organ removed to builder's shop for rebuilding and alterations. Perished in a fire there.

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

Database Manager on December 04, 2006:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on April 04, 2005:

Entire organ in one chamber, except for 44-pipe Pedal Open Wood (16'). Great 16' Bourdon and Great 8' Open were outside the shutters.

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

Database Manager on December 15, 2004:

Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 15, 2004: http://www.austinorgans.com/organ-research.htm.

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

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1985-06-04

Console: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1985-06-04

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