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Unknown Builder

Originally W. W. Kimball Co. (1914)

Location:

Laurelhurst Presbyterian Church
3212 SE Ankeny Street
Portland, OR 97214 US
Organ ID: 25328

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is playable, but not in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Ventil
  • 23 ranks. 1,466 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 25 stops. 23 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Ventil 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 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 25
  • Registers: 23
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • 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 July 04, 2015:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on February 27, 2007:

Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- This organ was originally built for the Circle (also National) Theatre in Portland, Oregon. It was relocated to the [old] edifice of Laurelhurst Presbyterian in Portland by an unknown person or firm at a presently unknown time. It was installed in two front chambers with no visible pipes. In 1976, the Presbyerians sold this building to the Laurelhurst Bible Church Evangelistic Center (a division of Union Gospel Ministries). Upon examination if February 1990, the organ was found to be in largely poor condition, though still partly playable. The Great was unplayable because the primary had been removed. The two Swell unison strings had been altered to become 2-2/3' and 2' registers. Of the intended 12 console toe studs, 4 still had their labels but didn't work; the remaining 8 were missing their labels. 3 of those didn't work, and the remaining 5 were missing the actual toestud.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist copied from the console in February 1990: Open In New Tab Original document from James R. Stettner. Originally published 2018-08-19
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Instrument Images:

Console from left: Digital scan of original film photograph, both by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1988-12-29

Choir Pipework: Digital scan of original film photograph, both by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1988-12-29

Great pipework: Digital scan of original film photograph, both by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1988-12-29

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