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Visser-Rowland Associates (1998)

Originally Lawrence Phelps & Associates (1974)

Location:

First United Methodist Church
707 Sassafras
Erie, PA 16501 US
Organ ID: 47077

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • 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 May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 57 ranks. 2 manuals. 39 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 39
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on July 29, 2010:

Identified through on-line information from Jim Thompson. -- In 1998, Visser-Rowland added the 16' Pedal Principal extension to the existing Phelps organ. The stop is on side chests outside the proscenium arch where the main organ is located. 1998 also saw the console updated and the combination action changed to multi-level with sequencer, etc. (probably with MIDI) In conversations with LP Associates-Emeritii, the 16' Principal was not originally included, although it was originally intended by Mr. Phelps, but the reasons for its exclusion are unclear after all this time (the arch and alcove do have somewhat limited space, so that may have been a factor, as well as funding at the time [1974] may have prevented a full 16'.

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

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