Pipe Organ Database

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Lyle Blackinton & Associates, Inc. (1993)

Originally Austin Organ Co. (Opus 453, 1915s)

Location:

Balboa Park: Spreckels Organ Pavilion
San Diego, CA US
Organ ID: 13910

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Amusements: Skating Rinks, etc.
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • 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
  • 73 ranks. 4,518 pipes. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 57 stops. 74 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In center 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 May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 57
  • Registers: 74
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • 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 August 12, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from Douglas W. Craw.

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

Database Manager on May 11, 2005:

Renovated, restored, rebuilt 1935, 1960, 1981, 1987, 1990, 2003.

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

Database Manager on January 08, 2005:

Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 31, 2004: http://www.austinorgans.com/organ-research.htm.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from Spreckels Organ web site
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Pavilion: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2009-11-20

Dedication Plaque: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2009-11-20

Dedication Plaque: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2009-11-20

Facade: Photograph by Angelina Ngo. Taken on 2015-12-15

Facade Close-Up: Photograph by Angelina Ngo. Taken on 2015-12-15

Console: Photograph by Angelina Ngo. Taken on 2015-12-15

Windlines and Reservoirs for High Pressure Trumpets atop Swell Box: Photograph by Angelina Ngo. Taken on 2015-12-15

Pipework: Photograph by Angelina Ngo. Taken on 2015-12-15

Chest Panel with Logo for Universal Air Chesr: Photograph by Angelina Ngo. Taken on 2015-12-15

Stage, Console, and Pavilion Seating: Photograph by Angelina Ngo. Taken on 2015-12-15

Pipework: Photograph by Angelina Ngo. Taken on 2015-12-15

Pipework: Photograph by Angelina Ngo. Taken on 2015-12-15

Pipework: Photograph by Angelina Ngo. Taken on 2015-12-15

Traps: Photograph by Angelina Ngo. Taken on 2015-12-15

Pipework and Pavilion Seating: Photograph by Angelina Ngo. Taken on 2015-12-15

Pipework: Photograph by Angelina Ngo. Taken on 2015-12-15

Console: Photograph courtesy of Evelyn Gibbs. Taken on 2005-11-06

Console: Photograph by Martin Doering via https://die-orgelseite.de, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2008-08-12

Console from side: Photograph by Martin Doering via https://die-orgelseite.de, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2008-08-12

Shell with door closed: Photograph by Martin Doering via https://die-orgelseite.de, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2008-08-12

Shell with door open: Photograph by Martin Doering via https://die-orgelseite.de, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2008-08-12

Shell and console with audience before concert: Photograph by Martin Doering via https://die-orgelseite.de, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2008-08-12

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