Pipe Organ Database

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The Ernest M. Skinner Co. (Opus 264, 1916)

Location:

First Church of Christ, Scientist
South Bend, IN US
Organ ID: 22423

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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 Jeff Scofield on November 18, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 25 ranks. 1,714 pipes. 3 manuals. 26 stops. 37 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 26
  • Registers: 37
  • 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 13, 2018.
Jeff Scofield on November 18, 2021:

The contract also include a one-manual-and-pedal Sunday School organ; the main organ and console were renovated by Fabry in the 1990's. The congregation moved to a suburban location and the downtown building was transferred to the Daystar Foundation. Daystar Foundation and Library was established in 1990 to preserve and present the history of Christian Science and its Discoverer and Founder, Mary Baker Eddy. There are locations in a number of cities.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on November 18, 2021.

Database Manager on December 25, 2005:

Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
Contract included a one-manual, one-rank organ for the Sunday School.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Courtesy of Allen Kinzey from shop files: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on November 18, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: daystarfoundation.org, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

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