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Berghaus Organ Co. (1978)

Location:

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church / Abiding Word Lutheran Church
9420 W Capitol Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53222 US
Organ ID: 1625

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ is unaltered 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 38 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 27 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 27
  • Position: Detached keydesk (mechanical action).
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on April 30, 2015:

Updated through online information from John J. Miller. -- Bethesda Lutheran congregation merged with Gloria Dei congregation on May 6, 1963 to form Gloria-Dei Bethesda Lutheran Church. St. Paul Lutheran of Wawatosa, WI merged with Gloria-Dei Bethesda Lutheran on Jan 1, 2014 to form Abiding Word Lutheran Church.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

George Nelson lists as Gloria Dei-Bethesda.

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

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by John J. Miller. Taken on 2012-02-26

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