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Bunn=Minnick Co. (1986)

Originally Wicks Pipe Organ Co. (1954)

Location:

Riverside United Methodist Church
2701 Zollinger Road
Upper Arlington, OH 43221 US
Organ ID: 25221

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 12 ranks. 816 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 24 stops. 10 registers.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 24
  • Registers: 10
  • 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.
  • 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
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Jeff Scofield on July 11, 2021:

In 1986, Bunn=Minnick secured and installed an available 2-manual, 9-rank, 1954 Wicks organ for Riverside UMC. At the time, it was the dream of the church to someday enlarge the organ to three manuals. Pipes and chests from the Wicks organ were retained and revoiced as part of the new 22-rank design, which includes a new visually exposed Great division and casework, Chimes, and Zimbelstern. Bunn=Minnick provided a 3-manual console, fitted with a multi-level combination action and a MIDI system with playback.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on July 11, 2021.

Database Manager on February 14, 2007:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This is a rebuilt and enlarged Wicks. The Wicks was originally built in 1954 for a Catholic Retreat Center in Utica, New York. The organ became available when the facility was sold to the First Assembly of God. The project consisted of cleaning, various repairs, some modifications to necessary to retro-fit the organ into Riverside's chambers, and tonal additions.

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

Instrument Images:

Chancel before organ rebuild and expansion: Photograph by Bunn=Minnick via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2012-05-09

Church exterior: Photograph by Bunn=Minnick via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2012-02-03

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