Pipe Organ Database

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W. W. Kimball Co. (1910)

Location:

Grand Avenue Congregational Church / Irish Cultural and Heritage Center
2133 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233 US
Organ ID: 50708

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Auditoriums and Concert Halls
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 3 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • 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, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on January 13, 2013:

Updated through online information from Ryan Mueller. -- The organ was completed and installed in the Grand Avenue Congregational Church in 1910. This organ is one of the oldest organs in Milwaukee and has gone through several renovations.
The first of these was done in 1922 by the Wangerin-Weickhardt Organ Company of Milwaukee.
The organ was completely rebuilt and enlarged again in 1964.

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

Database Manager on December 05, 2012:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by Ryan Mueller, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- The church used to be the Grand Avenue Congregational Church from 1886 up until 1996 when the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center bought it.

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 console January 8, 2013
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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