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Holtkamp (Opus 1620, 1944)

Originally M. P. Möller (1912)

Location:

Euclid Avenue Temple (Temple Anshe Chesed) / Liberty Hill Baptist Church
8206 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, CO 44103 US
Organ ID: 37877

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is playable, but not in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Solomon Wickline on March 24, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 52 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on July 23, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Registers: 52
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on July 23, 2018.
Solomon Wickline on February 07, 2021:

As of October 2020, the organ is in usable condition, but needs attention. The organ was out of tune, and some pipes did not speak.

We received the most recent update for this note from Solomon Wickline on February 07, 2021.

Database Manager on April 24, 2015:

Updated through online information from Lawrence Hill. -- The [pipes] in the rear of the sanctuary are located only in one room off the balcony, at the left side of the balcony, as one faces the balcony. The chamber on the other side of the balcony is empty. The chamber which contains pipes is in very bad shape, with fallen plaster and water damage to the walls. It is observable that several of the small pipes are not "seated" correctly in their position. One pipe began cyphering today while I visited. The console was altered to match the choir pews and woodwork surrounding the front of the choir stands. The original console was a cherry or mahogany tone, which is evident inside the console once the cover is rolled up. It also appears that repairs were made in 1961 by J. E. Nagel (Joseph?). the plate on the interior of the console has Moller 1912 and below that, J.E. Nagel 1961.

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

Database Manager on April 23, 2015:

Updated through online information from Lawrence Hill.

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

Database Manager on June 17, 2012:

Updated through online information from Ron Yeater. -- The temple moved to the suburbs (1960s?) and the building on Euclid Ave. is now a Baptist church. Organ's status unknown.

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 1620. That number appears here as the Opus number of this instrument. An additional note in Ferguson's list identifies this as a rebuild of an earlier instrument.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from the console April 23, 2015
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Lawrence Hill. Taken on 2015-04-23

Pipe Chamber: Photograph by Lawrence Hill.

Shutters and Pipework: (right side of sanctuary front) Photograph by Lawrence Hill.

Builders' Nameplate: Photograph by Lawrence Hill.

Church Exterior: (ca. 1919) Vintage Postcard; image courtesy of Lawrence Hill.

Organ Chambers and Facade: Photograph by Don Daley. Taken on 2018-08-02

Swell Pipework: Photograph by Don Daley. Taken on 2018-08-02

Choir Pipework: Photograph by Don Daley. Taken on 2018-08-02

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