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Edwin Alan Ohl (Pipe Organs) (1971)

Location:

Emanuel Lutheran Church
4th and Carpenter
Philadelphia, PA US
Organ ID: 140

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Richard B. Strattan on May 07, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 34 ranks. 3 manuals. 29 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 29
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Jim Stettner on November 26, 2021:

From the Queens Village Neighborhood Association website, "Emanuel was shuttered in fall 2008 and has merged with the St. John the Evangelist Church at 1332 South 3rd Street."

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on November 26, 2021.

Database Manager on September 01, 2017:

Updated by Richard Strattan, who has heard or played the organ.

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

Database Manager on February 28, 2017:

Updated by Richard Strattan, who has heard or played the organ.
Last year I sent a glossy black and white booklet to OHS with fine photographs, specifications, and history of the two instruments at this church.

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

Database Manager on August 18, 2009:

Updated through information posted to PipeChat August 17, 2009 by Larry Wheelock: -- Patrick Murphy has examined the instrument and reports water-damage. Another source says the water damage was not as severe as I had been led to believe and that the damage was confined to a portion of the Hauptwerk chest only; he was confident that it could be repaired. It seems that preliminary arrangements have been made for the instrument to be removed in its entirety to Michigan. The gentleman who is planning the rescue will install the instrument in a house built to hold a pipe-organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on November 26, 2021.

Database Manager on June 21, 2009:

Updated through information posted to the OHS Members List June 20, 2009 by Laurence Libin: -- A phone call ... informs us that a 32-stop tracker in North German style, assembled by Edward Ohl in 1971 (maybe occupying the case of the previous Durner), is available from Emanuel Lutheran Church at 4th and Carpenter in South Philadelphia; the building is being sold. A smaller tracker from 1965 might also be sold or given away.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Brustwerk chest and 3rk of pipes were from the 1865 chapel organ. [Possibly a Jardine, referenced below?]

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

Instrument Images:

Organ and console. Ruckpositiv contains pipes from an earlier organ in the church.: Glossy black and white brochure; also found in "Journal of Church Music", submitted by Richard B. Strattan. Taken approx. 1971

Organ main case and Ruckpositiv in rear gallery: Photograph from an archival source: From the 'For Sale' ad, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 2009

Keydesk: Photograph from an archival source: Organ 'For Sale' ad, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 2009

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