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Balcom and Vaughan (1958)

Location:

Crown Hill Lutheran Church
1501 NW 90th
Seattle, WA 98117 US
Organ ID: 26346

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ is no longer a complete instrument; dispersed/parted out.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 20, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP unit
  • 9 ranks. 635 pipes. 2 divisions. 2 manuals. 9 stops. 19 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 20, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 9
  • Registers: 19
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 20, 2019.
Database Manager on May 20, 2019:

Updated by Sean Haley, who maintains the organ.

A few years after the church closed,the organ was given to The Pipe Organ Foundation of Mercer Island who removed it and have dispersed its components.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 21, 2019.

Database Manager on June 28, 2008:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The church is closing, and this Sunday (6/27/08) will be the last services. The church will be officially closed as of July 1. The fate of the organ is as yet undecided.

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

Database Manager on June 13, 2007:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This was a "new" organ created from the merger of two Lutheran churches and their instruments: 1) Christ Lutheran Free and its 1948 Balcom and Vaughan (Op. 456); and 2) Bethany Lutheran (Fairview) and its used, 1919 W.W. Kimball (Op. 6515). The console is retained from the Christ Lutheran Free organ as is the Swell pipework and chest. The Great is from the Bethany Lutheran Kimball.

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

Instrument Images:

Church interior and rear gallery; Balcom and Vaughan archive photo: Digital image by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2008-12-15

Console and church interior from rear gallery; Balcom and Vaughan archive photo: Digital image by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2008-12-15

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