Pipe Organ Database

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Hall Organ Co.

Location:

First Christian Church (DoC) / Trinity Presbyterian Church
1600 Colonial Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23517 US
Sanctuary; front
Organ ID: 18950

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Disciples of Christ / Christian Church
  • The organ is no longer a complete instrument; dispersed/parted out.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on May 14, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 5 divisions. 3 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Built by Hall Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on May 14, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Hall Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 5
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on May 14, 2021.
Otto Pebworth on May 14, 2021:

Instrument removed and parted-out 2020.

We received the most recent update for this note from Otto Pebworth on May 14, 2021.

Database Manager on August 15, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from Otto W. Pebworth. -- Console replaced and control system upgraded in the 1990's. Tonally appears un-altered.

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.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: facade: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2021-03-10

Sanctuary interior showing organ chamber grilles in front: Photograph from an archival source: Church Vimeo video for their 2018 Capitol Campaign - Still image capture, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. 2018

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