Pipe Organ Database

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Hook & Hastings (Opus 1594, 1894)

Location:

Main Street Christian Church
615 N. Main St.
Rushville, IN 46173 US
Sanctuary; front
Organ ID: 14296

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Disciples of Christ / Christian Church
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Rev. Dr. Van Herd on July 06, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 23 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 27 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Hook & Hastings
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on May 18, 2021.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Hook & Hastings
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on May 18, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Hook & Hastings
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on May 18, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Hook & Hastings
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Registers: 27
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on May 18, 2021.
Database Manager on February 16, 2005:

Identified from company publications as edited and expanded in The Hook Opus List 1829-1935, ed. William T. Van Pelt (Organ Historical Society, 1991).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
  • History in Your Own Back Yard - Ca. 2017 Telecast featuring organist Marvin Rees recounting history of church and organ.
  • How Great Thou Art - Ca. 2015 recording featuring organist Marvin Rees and pianist Mike Woods in Bob Ralston's arrangement of "How Great Thou Art."

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Vintage postcard, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1920's

Organ in front, left corner: Photograph from an archival source: Photo in church archives, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1920's

Present-day view of church exterior.: Photograph by https://www.facebook.com/RushvilleMainStreetChristianChurch/photos/a.617194488366792/635426496543591, submitted by Rev. Dr. Van Herd. Taken on 2014-04-23

View of chancel with pipework above baptistry and in chambers on both sides of it. Console can be seen in present location at L.: Photograph by https://www.facebook.com/RushvilleMainStreetChristianChurch/photos/3572675462818665, submitted by Rev. Dr. Van Herd. Taken on 2020-12-10

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