Unknown Builder (1834)

Location:

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Woodward Avenue between Larned & Congress Streets
Detroit, MI US
Organ ID: 51416

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • 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: Information unknown or not applicable, Slider
  • 4 ranks. 1 divisions. 1 manuals.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Manual:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Built by Unknown Builder
We received the most recent update for this division from William M. Worden on February 20, 2021.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Main:
  • Built by Unknown Builder
  • Manuals: 1
  • Divisions: 1
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
We received the most recent update for this console from William M. Worden on February 20, 2021.
William M. Worden on February 20, 2021:

This building was demolished c. 1852 when a new church on Congress at Shelby was built. This building was never the cathedral.

We received the most recent update for this note from William M. Worden on February 20, 2021.

Database Manager on May 26, 2013:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by John Speller, using information found in Polk's Directory of Detroit, 1837, p. 26.. -- "The inside contains three galleries, the pulpit and orchestra in the rear, and a superior organ with four stops.� Additionally on p. 95 the Directory lists the organist as Geo. L. Whitney. This would have been George Lewis Whitney (1807-1867), publisher of the "Detroit Advertiser." Furthermore, in the "Journal of the First Annual Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the Diocese of Michigan, held at Monroe, M.T.," May 3d., 1834, p. 18, the Curate, the Rev. Addison Searles, reports that the congregation "have a new organ, nearly ready for use, which the church shall have enlarged." St. Paul's Church is now the Cathedral.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Instrument Images:

St. Paul's Episcopal, located on the east side of Woodward between Larned and Congress; built in 1828 and Gothicized in 1836; demolished 1852.: Photograph from an archival source: Digital archives of the Detroit Public Library, submitted by William M. Worden. Taken approx. 1850

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