Hinners Organ Co. (Opus 2693, 1920s)

Originally Hinners Organ Co. (1912)

Location:

St. Patrick's Church - Georgetown
2006 574th Avenue
Albia, IA 52531 US
Organ ID: 3909

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 7 ranks. 372 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 7 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: Exposed pipes or case front visible in a gallery at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 7
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on March 31, 2016:

Updated through online information from Phillip Hoenig.
I restored/rebuilt this back in 1988 have not seem in a number of years.

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

Database Manager on April 18, 2015:

Updated through online information from Benjamin K. Hoskins. -- The church has remained open and still holds weekly Mass. In the 1950s the church's ceiling was lowered to save on heating costs. Subsequently, the top half of the organ (facade pipework/casework and possibly swell box) was removed in order to fit under the new ceiling. In the 1980s, another renovation to the church took place, this time altering/raising the balcony ceiling so that the organ could be restored to its previous state. Restorative work in the 1980s presumably completed by Phil Hoenig of Fort Madison, IA.

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

Database Manager on October 18, 2012:

Updated through online information from Richard C Greene. -- The church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The school closed in 1959. As the numbers of clergy started to decline, St. Patrick-s lost its resident priest and it was clustered with other parishes in Monroe County. It has been run by a lay Parish Life Coordinator under the direction of a Canonical Pastor since the 1990s.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Manager on May 06, 2012:

Updated through online information from Richard C Greene. -- The church is closed.

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

Database Manager on November 04, 2010:

Updated through on-line information from Benjamin Hoskins.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Installed here c. 1920.

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 console April 5, 2015
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church Exterior: Photograph by Benjamin K. Hoskins. Taken on 2015-04-05

Manual and Couplers: Photograph by Benjamin K. Hoskins. Taken on 2015-04-05

Opus Number: Photograph by Benjamin K. Hoskins. Taken on 2015-04-05

Keydesk: Photograph by Benjamin K. Hoskins. Taken on 2015-04-05

Organ Case: Photograph by Benjamin K. Hoskins. Taken on 2015-04-05

Gallery and Organ Case: Photograph by Benjamin K. Hoskins. Taken on 2015-04-05

Great Pipework: Photograph by Benjamin K. Hoskins. Taken on 2015-04-05

Pedal Pipework: Photograph by Benjamin K. Hoskins. Taken on 2015-04-05

Swell Pipework: Photograph by Benjamin K. Hoskins. Taken on 2015-04-05

Pump Handle: Photograph by Benjamin K. Hoskins. Taken on 2015-04-05

Left Drawknobs: Photograph by Benjamin K. Hoskins. Taken on 2015-04-05

Right Drawknobs: Photograph by Benjamin K. Hoskins. Taken on 2015-04-05

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