Pipe Organ Database

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Unknown Builder

Originally Bennett Organ Co. (1920ca.)

Location:

St. Joseph's Catholic Church
1503 West Dean
Spokane, WA 99201 US
Sanctuary; rear gallery
Organ ID: 25072

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on October 02, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Ventil
  • 7 ranks. 396 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 7 stops. 7 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Ventil chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 7
  • Registers: 7
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action 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 January 31, 2007:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This is not an original installation, and may be the Bennett organ originally built for Westminster Congregational in Spokane. Above each stop and coupler tablet is a small round "window." When a stop is registered, a white disc appears in the window to indicate the stop is in use. The pistons also actuate these discs without moving the stop tablets - as does the Crescendo. The Swell and Crescendo pedals are reversed -- with the crescendo on the left and the Swell on the right. This appears to be original and the swell shoe is mechanically linked to the shutters. Thirteen pipes of the Great 8' Open Diapason are in the façade from EE 5 thru E 17.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the console December 7, 1992
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Gallery and Organ Case: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1992-12-07

Gallery and Organ Case: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1992-12-07

Keydesk: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1992-12-07

Manuals and Stop Controls: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1992-12-07

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