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Hinners Organ Co. (1902)

Location:

First Reformed Church of Roseland
107th and Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 46283

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Reformed Churches (RCA, CRC, URC, PRC)
  • 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 23 ranks. 2 manuals. 30 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In center 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 May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 30
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • 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: No combination action.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on February 18, 2010:

Identified through on-line information from Chad Boorsma. -- The organ committee wanted an instrument that could be heard above the congregational singing. The organ cost $2,750 and was dedicated in April of 1903 with services held on two successive nights, both to overflow crowds. On the second night, people were waiting at the church doors at 6 o'clock to attend the 7:45 program. The organ was replaced in 1948 by an Aeolian-Skinner organ. However the Hinners facade was retained and the new organ installed behind it. Some parts of the old organ were salvaged and sold for approximately $200.

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

Instrument Images:

Facade and Chancel: Image from Church Anniversay Book; courtesy of Chad Boorsma. Taken on 1939-06-01

Facade and Sanctuary: Image from Church Anniversay Book; courtesy of Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2003-06-01

Church Exterior: Image from Church Anniversay Book; courtesy of Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2004-06-01

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