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Southfield Organ Builders (2004)

Originally Austin Organ Co. (Opus 1641, 1929)

Location:

First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland
3630 Fairmount Blvd.
Shaker Heights, OH 44118 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 24927

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • 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: Slider
  • 91 ranks. 4 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
  • Built by Southfield Organ Builders
  • Slider Motors: Electric motors.
We received the most recent update for this division from Don Verkuijlen on March 14, 2022.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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 Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 31, 2008:

Updated through online information from Don Daley.

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

Database Manager on December 22, 2008:

Updated through online information from Don Daley.

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

Database Manager on December 15, 2006:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This was a tonal rebuild, augmentation, and upgrade of the existing Austin (1929/1954) and Schlicker (1970) pipe organs.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source: Don VerKuijlen, Director of Music and Organist: Open In New Tab Stoplist from console and contract
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Don VerKuijlen on March 17, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary Interior and Chancel: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-04-25

Gallery, Antiphonal Organ Cases, and Stained Glass Window: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-04-25

Sanctuary Interior and Chancel: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-04-25

Console: Photograph by Don Verkuijlen. Taken on 2022-03-15

Right stop jamb: Photograph by Don Verkuijlen. Taken on 2022-03-15

Left stop jamb: Photograph by Don Verkuijlen. Taken on 2022-03-15

Solo Division: Photograph by Don Verkuijlen. Taken on 2022-03-15

Swell Division: Photograph by Don Verkuijlen. Taken on 2022-03-15

Choir Division: Photograph by Don Verkuijlen. Taken on 2022-03-15

Reredos Great: Photograph by Don Verkuijlen. Taken on 2022-03-15

South Great: Photograph by Don Verkuijlen. Taken on 2022-03-15

Pedal main chest: Photograph by Don Verkuijlen. Taken on 2022-03-15

Large pedal chest: Photograph by Don Verkuijlen. Taken on 2022-03-15

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