Pipe Organ Database

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J. B. Dittinger (1892)

Location:

St. Peter Claver R.C. Church
12th and Lombard Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19147 US
Organ ID: 189

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • 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 Paul R. Marchesano on December 16, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 2 manuals. 9 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: 2
  • Stops: 9
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on December 16, 2020:

The installation date was previously thought to have been ca. 1898. In a brief announcement in the Philadelphia Times, 24 April 1892, of the dedication of a new organ: "A sacred cocnert will be given on Thursday evening at St. Peter Claver's Roman Catholic Church for colored people, at Twelfth and Lombard streets, on the occasion of a dedication of new church organ."

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on December 16, 2020.

Database Manager on January 05, 2015:

The church was closed in 1985, but Masses continued in the building.

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

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