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Holtkamp Organ Co. (Opus Job No.1610, 1940)

Location:

St. Mary's R.C. Church
Southwest corner of West 30th and Carroll Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44113 US
Organ ID: 37867

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic 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 William M Worden on February 15, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
All:
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 25, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb 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 25, 2018.
Database Manager on April 03, 2016:

Updated through online information from William M. Worden.
I played this organ while I was in high school at St. Ignatius across the street; by that time (1960-64) the parish was closed and the church functioned as a chapel for the high school. It was always my understanding that the instrument was a rebuild of a much older organ, perhaps by Felgemacher, but that's not certain.

Some of the stops were unlikely for Holtkamp in 1940 (I remember a Dolce Cornet.) The case was clearly from a much older instrument and had evidence of an previous attached console front and center. When the church was demolished, I inquired about the organ and was told it had been given away and used for parts.

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

Database Manager on December 20, 2008:

Identified through information published in John Ferguson's Walter Holtkamp: American Organ Builder (DMA treatise, Eastman School of Music, 1976). Although neither Votteler-Holtkamp-Sparling nor their successor Holtkamp Organ Co. assigned Opus numbers to their instruments, this organ was identified in factory documents as Job number 1610. That number appears here as the Opus number of this instrument.

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

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