Pipe Organ Database

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Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 557, 1925)

Location:

St. Louis IX, King of France Roman Catholic Church
209 Walnut St.
St. Louis, MO 63102 US
Organ ID: 49394

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on August 13, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Wicks Direct Electric
  • 20 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 18 stops. 21 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wicks Direct Electric 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 May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 18
  • Registers: 21
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on August 13, 2021:

The case remains from an early 19th century organ, most likely that built by Matthias Schwab in 1838 for the recently completed building of 1834.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on August 13, 2021.

Database Manager on March 05, 2012:

Identified through online information from Ron Yeater. -- a new, draw knob-style console was installed in 1960.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab stoplist copied from factory records, additional notes from personal observation
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ case in rear gallery: Photograph from an archival source: 1979 OHS Handbook, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 1979

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