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Reuter Organ Co. (Opus 1162, 1956)

Location:

Wilshire Christian Church
634 S. Normandie Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90005 US
Organ ID: 20978

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Disciples of Christ / Christian Church
  • 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 26, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 28 registers.
All:
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 26, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Registers: 28
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 26, 2019.
Database Manager on May 26, 2019:

The organ probably included parts from a 1911 Murray Harris organ that was moved to the present building in 1925; there were also nameplates on the Reuter console identifying the Johnston Organ Co. and Pipe Organs, Inc. In the early 2000's, the church was given the large 4-manual Moller console from Pomona College in Claremont to be used in the rebuilding and expansion project for the Reuter; alas the 2008 financial crisis ended the project and the church was sold in 2012 to Oasis Church, who planned to use the organ on high holy days.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 27, 2019.

Database Manager on September 11, 2018:

The congregation relocated and the building was sold to Oasis Church in 2012.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Database Manager on November 24, 2005:

Identified from the Reuter Opus List, provided by Chris Leaver, Reuter Organ Co., November, 2005.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the console January 12, 2001
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2001-01-12

Church exterior: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2001-01-12

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