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Roger A. Colby, Inc. (2003)

Originally Austin Organs, Inc. (Opus 2089, 1946)

Location:

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
455 Missouri Ave. N
Largo, FL 33770 US
Sanctuary; front
Organ ID: 28428

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on January 22, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 44 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 53 registers.
All:
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Registers: 53
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • 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.
Database Manager on June 02, 2011:

Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Austin Pipe Organ (Opus 2089) was originally designed by Richard Purvis for installation in the Central Methodist Church of Stockton, California. Purchased by Prince of Peace Lutheran; reconfigured for the new space and enlarged by four ranks of pipes and 14 digital stops with new console and facade by Colby.

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

Database Manager on September 15, 2007:

Identified through online information from Stephen Hall. -- The organ has a very interesting facade that is hard to describe, the builder's web site has photos (click on the thumbnails for slides) and it is also shown on the church's website. The organ is in regular use for services.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist copied from builder's advertisement: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on January 22, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Organ facade and console: Photograph by Nils Sheppard, submitted by Shawn Thomas. Taken approx. August 2020

Facade: Photograph by Nils Sheppard, submitted by Shawn Thomas. Taken approx. August 2020

Console: Photograph by Nils Sheppard, submitted by Shawn Thomas. Taken approx. August 2020

Builder's nameplate: Photograph by Shawn Thomas. Taken on 2022-01-18

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