Pipe Organ Database

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Estey Organ Co. (Opus 2023, 1922)

Location:

Methodist Episcopal Church (now Wesley United Methodist Church)
516 2nd Ave
Vinton, IA 52349 US
Main Sanctuary
Organ ID: 29201

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Thurlow B. Weed on October 22, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 3 manuals. 27 stops.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Main Sanctuary:
  • Stops: 27
We received the most recent update for this console from Thurlow B. Weed on October 22, 2020.
Thurlow B. Weed on October 22, 2020:

On 28 February 1922 the church - a brand new building - was completely destroyed by fire, which included the loss of the brand new pipe organ (Estey Opus 1900, OHS ID#29042). In five months' time a new church had been built with a new Estey pipe organ installed.

From the Cedar Rapids Gazette of 28 September 1922, page 2: "Last March the church was gutted by fire. Today a more complete structure has taken the place of the one destroyed ... There is very little lacking in the furnishing of all the departments. The pipe organ is in place and ready for use."

We received the most recent update for this note from Thurlow B. Weed on October 22, 2020.

Thurlow B. Weed on October 22, 2020:

Updated through online information from William Dunklin. -- American Organist Magazine for November 1922 lists the organ dedication played by Marshall Bidwell on October 8. It lists the Estey organ as "3-27" which at the time frequently indicated 27 stops rather than ranks.

We received the most recent update for this note from Thurlow B. Weed on October 22, 2020.

Database Manager on September 29, 2007:

Identified by James R. Stettner through information from the Estey Opus List, published in The Boston Organ Club newsletter, 1973-1979.

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

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