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Holtkamp (1949)

Location:

First Congregational Church
330 2nd Street
Elyria, OH 44035 US
Organ ID: 37885

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ is unaltered 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 February 08, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 33 ranks. 1,865 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 29 stops. 33 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 February 08, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 29
  • Registers: 33
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Non-traditional style, as consoles by Holtkamp, Schlicker, et al.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on February 08, 2019.
Database Manager on February 08, 2019:

Updated by James R. Stettner, who gave this as the source of the information: Ascertained from OHS Database photos.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 09, 2019.

Database Manager on July 28, 2017:

Updated by Dylan Sanzenbacher, who has heard or played the organ.

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

Database Manager on December 21, 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 1640. 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.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from <i>The Diapason</i> January 1950
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church Exterior: Photograph by Brad Engelland. Taken on 2017-06-26

Sanctuary, Exposed Pipes and Chamber Screen: Photograph by Brad Engelland. Taken on 2017-06-26

Console: Photograph by Brad Engelland. Taken on 2017-06-26

Manuals and Stop Tabs: Photograph by Brad Engelland. Taken on 2017-06-26

Church Exterior: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1910s).

Church Exterior: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS. Taken on 1909-08-22

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