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Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 67298A, 1982)

Location:

First Methodist Church / Chicago Temple
77 W. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602 US
Organ ID: 22823

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ is currently being renovated or restored.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 31, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 92 ranks. 5,589 pipes. 7 divisions. 4 manuals. 73 stops. 93 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman 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 31, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 7
  • Stops: 73
  • Registers: 93
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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 Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 31, 2018.
Database Manager on December 15, 2010:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- In 1982, Wicks installed a new console and 47 new ranks of pipes; sustained serious water damage May 6, 1988, when an upstairs sink overflowed; Wicks renovated the organ and converted the chests to Direct Electric action, completing the work in May of 1990; in 2008, Karstens OrganWorks, Ltd., installed a new console.

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

Database Manager on January 17, 2006:

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:
Rebuild of E. M. Skinner Opus 414 (1923). Further enlarged by Wicks in 1991.

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

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Chamber Grillework: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-07-06

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Chamber Grillework: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-07-06

Chancel, Console, and Chamber Grillework: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-07-06

Chamber Grillework: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-07-06

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-07-06

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-07-06

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