Pipe Organ Database

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Hook & Hastings (Opus 1144, 1883)

Exhibited in the 1990 OHS convention(s)

Location:

Holy Communion Episcopal Church
320 Broad Street
Lake Geneva, WI 53147 US
Organ ID: 5036

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • 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 October 25, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 11 ranks. 595 pipes. 2 manuals. 13 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 13
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on October 25, 2021:

The Hook & Hastings organ was presented to the church on 12 June 1883 by Mrs. George Mary Delafield Sturges, in memory of her son. In August 1910, a "Water Engine and supplementary bellows for the organ were installed, $250 having been given therefor by the Sturges family." But by March 1912, "an electric blowing machine ... was installed, the water motor having frozen and burst. The cost of ... 'the Kinetic' was $175. Friends outside the parish gave $110 of that sum." -- from 1990 OHS HAndbook

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on October 25, 2021.

Database Manager on June 06, 2019:

Rebuilt by John-Paul Buzard Pipe Organs. Being reinstalled in June 2019. (Source: "Historic pipe organ returns to Lake Geneva church" by Dennis Hines, (Racine Wisconsin Journal Times, June 2, 2019) online edition, https://journaltimes.com/lifestyles/historic-pipe-organ-returns-to-lake-geneva-church/article_784033dc-e92d-5299-8ece-22fea51becb6.html.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on June 07, 2019.

Database Manager on September 27, 2012:

Updated through online information from T. Daniel Hancock. -- According to "The Stopt Diapason," Engraved on the case above the manuals are the words "We Praise Thee * We Bless Thee * We Worship Thee." The original pumping handle is gone. An electric blower was added at an unknown date.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1990

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Restored with some tonal changes by Richard Crane 1961.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist (Source: The Stopt Diapason, October 1981)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Historic pipe organ returns to Lake Geneva church: Open In New Tab Local news article about the reinstallation of the restored instrument.
Document created on 2019-06-02
We received the most recent update for this document from Paul R. Marchesano on October 25, 2021.
  • Inspiration - Piece by Francis S. Moore. Performed by Susan R. Werner Friesen. Produced by The Organ Historical Society in 1990 with the title: Historic Organs of Milwaukee: Twenty-five Historic Pipe Organs, Madison to Milwaukee

Instrument Images:

Organ case in corner: Photograph from an archival source: 1990 OHS Handbook, William T. Van Pelt, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 1990

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