Pipe Organ Database

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Robert L. Sipe (& Associates) (1973)

Location:

The Presbyterian Church
1003 State Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101 US
Organ ID: 35887

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 28 ranks. 2 manuals.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Non-traditional style, as consoles by Holtkamp, Schlicker, et al.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • 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 Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Robert Zanca on June 08, 2021.
Database Manager on August 21, 2019:

Updated by William Dunklin, who has heard or played the organ. The 16\' Pedal Bourdon and 8\' Swell Celeste were retained from the church\'s Pilcher organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on August 22, 2019.

Database Manager on February 18, 2017:

Updated by Scott Crowell, naming this as the source of information: November 2009 American Organist, pages 64-65.
This was intended to be an Aeolian-Skinner organ, but the company went bankrupt before the organ was completed. Robert Sipe finished and installed the organ 1973. The organ was restored in 2009 by Taylor & Boody Organbuilders.

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

Database Manager on July 05, 2008:

Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
Mechanical action; has both AEolianSkinner and Robert Sipe nameplates.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Taken from Console : Open In New Tab Originally published 06/06/21
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Robert Zanca on June 08, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Chancel and organ case: Photograph by Ken Stein, photographybystein.com, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-11-03

Church interior: Photograph by Ken Stein, photographybystein.com, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-11-03

Console: Photograph by Ken Stein, photographybystein.com, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-11-03

Church exterior: Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2012-03-06

Church interior to rear: Photograph by Ken Stein, photographybystein.com, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-11-03

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