Pipe Organ Database

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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 784, 1929)

Location:

First (Park) Congregational Church
10 East Park Place NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 US
Organ ID: 23566

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 50 ranks. 3,330 pipes. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 44 stops. 54 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side 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 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 44
  • Registers: 54
  • 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.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on April 08, 2010:

Updated through online information from Chad Boorsma. -- The organ featured an Echo-Antiphonal division of 11 ranks installed in the rear ceiling of the sanctuary, given as a memorial by Mr. and Mrs. Hayward N. Hoyt. Also included were a harp and chimes, the latter given as a memorial by the McBain family.

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

Database Manager on May 10, 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:
Rebuilt by M.P. Möller, #R-806 in 1969 with new four-manual console and fiftysix new ranks; after disastrous fire in 1988 replaced by M.P. Möller, #11810 in 1991.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From Allen Kinzey via <i>The Aeolian-Skinner Archives</i>
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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