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R. T. Swanson, Inc. (2009)

Originally Wangerin-Weickhardt Co. (Opus 167, 1915)

Location:

Zion Lutheran Church
4001 S. Pennsylvania Ave.
Lansing, MI 48910 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 48701

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • 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 August 13, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider with electro-pneumatic (EP) pallets (Blackinton-type)
  • 16 ranks. 983 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 31 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with electro-pneumatic (EP) pallets (Blackinton-type) chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on August 13, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 31
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on August 13, 2019.
Database Manager on October 11, 2011:

The instrument was completely rebuilt by R. T. Swanson, Inc. and installed in Zion in 2009. The organ was also enlarged to 16 ranks, and chimes were added from a different inner city Detroit church. The organ was donated to Zion by Mrs. Leona Hall and John and Daune Martis in memory of Franklin Hall.

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

Database Manager on August 24, 2011:

The organ was originally installed in 1915 in St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Detroit, Michigan. That church closed in 2007, and the organ was placed in storage.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist provided by Richard Swanson
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
About the Organ: Open In New Tab Essay by Richard Swanson
Document created on 2009-06-26
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church Exterior: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2015-08-05

Church Exterior: (back side) Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2015-08-05

Nave, Balcony and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-08-08

Nave, Balcony, and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-08-08

Console, Balcony, and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-08-08

Pipe Facade: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-08-08

Console and Sanctuary Interior: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-08-08

Console: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-08-08

Builder and Dedication Nameplates: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-08-08

Sanctuary Interior and Chancel: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-08-08

Chancel Stained Glass Window: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-08-08

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