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Reuter Organ Co. (Opus 1642, 1968)

Location:

First United Methodist Church/The Portico
1001 N. Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602 US
Organ ID: 21474

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Scofield on September 11, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 40 ranks. 2,268 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 47 stops. 34 registers.
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: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 47
  • Registers: 34
  • 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.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Jeff Scofield on September 11, 2021:

After the church was closed, Hyde Park United Methodist Church purchased the building thru the UMC Conference; the sanctuary is now an event space and used for contemporary services, as well as providing help and assistance for Tampa citizens. At a later time, Joe Wiessinger, longtime former Reuter rep and installer, along with Ron Streicher (who took over all Joe's organ service contracts when he retired ) completely tuned the instrument and added new cable from the organ to the newly movable console.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on September 11, 2021.

Database Manager on December 26, 2012:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Last service held December 25, 2012; church to be closed by the conference on June 13, 2013.

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

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 <i>The Diapason</i> July 1968
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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