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J.A. Hebert and Son / J.A. Hébert & Son (1962)

Originally Austin Organs, Inc. (Opus 2189, 1951)

Location:

Westview Christian Reformed Church
2929 Leonard Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 46848

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Builder's Shops: Storage, display, etc.
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 26 ranks. 1,605 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 31 stops.
All:
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) 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: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 31
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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.
  • Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on June 10, 2010:

Identified through on-line information from Chad Boorsma. -- Austin built the organ for the congregation, previously known as Broadway Christian Reformed Church, in 1951 as their Opus 2189. J. A. Hebert & Son of Detroit rebuilt the organ and moved it to the congregation's new facility in 1962. During the rebuild, the Austin Choir division was abandoned and replaced with an exposed Casavant Positiv division.

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 (June 9, 2010)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary Interior and Chancel: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2010-06-09

Gallery, Exposed Positiv Division, and Chamber Grillework: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2010-06-09

Positiv Pipe Display: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2010-06-09

Console: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2010-06-09

Austin Nameplate: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2010-06-09

Hebert Nameplate: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2010-06-09

Church Exterior: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2010-06-09

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