John Bergstrom (Opus 13, 1882)

Location:

Trinity Episcopal Church
3rd & Jefferson
Seattle, WA US
Sanctuary; front
Organ ID: 25882

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ is no longer extant; destroyed.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on May 17, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on April 30, 2007:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Research into archives at the parish have revealed that the organ was a Bergstrom.

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

Database Manager on April 28, 2007:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Very little is known about this organ. According to the book Seattle Now and Then, the building was built in 1870 and was enlarged in 1882 to accommodate "the first pipe organ in the territory." In support of this, an extant photo in the church's archives shows a small instrument located in a transept to the left of the altar. The instrument is free-standing and encased - presumably with an attached, projecting keydesk. The keydesk area is not visible in the photo, but from the size of the instrument it must have been a small II-manual or modest I-manual organ. The 3-sectional facade contains 27 stencilled pipes arranged: 3-21-3. Further corroboration for the existence of this organ can be found in Pioneering God's Country - The History of the Diocese of Olympia, 1853 - 1953, by Thomas E. Jessett. On page 33 he states, "The first pipe organ in Washington was installed in Trinity Church, Seattle, in 1882. Both church and organ were destroyed in the Great Seattle Fire of 1889."

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

Instrument Images:

Chancel (organ on left): Photograph submitted by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1900-01-01

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