Hall Organ Co. (1915)

Location:

Second Church of Christ, Scientist
San Francisco, CA US
Organ ID: 18488

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Church of Christ, Scientist
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 12 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In center 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: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Tubular-pneumatic 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.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on July 12, 2011:

Updated through online information from Melvin Potts. -- This organ was played by Brian Swager during the 2011 Region IX A.G.O. convention. The church building has been sold and will be converted into condominiums. Church is trying to find another home for the organ; hopefully buyer will keep it intact.

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

Database Manager on April 18, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from Timothy Lyon. -- Organ was originally built for the Panama Pacific exposition (1915) in San Francisco. The organ was in Mechanics Hall and was purchased by the church for their newly completed building at the end of the fair in 1915. The instrument has received faithful service from Schoenstein Organ Company for many years. As of 1992 the organ was in excellent condition.

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

Database Manager on June 28, 2005:

Identified through information in Classified List of Hall Organs, published in 1929 by Hall Organ Co., West Haven, Connecticut.

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 original console as of 1992
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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