Pipe Organ Database

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Unknown Builder (1800s?)

Location:

11th Avenue United Methodist Church
Birmingham, AL US
Organ ID: 52276

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Status and Condition:

  • The organ is no longer at this location; destroyed, dispersed, relocated or taken in trade.
  • 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
  • 2 manuals.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on January 30, 2014:

An original installation. Identified by Gene Clark, Jr., based on information from previous organist for a previously-existing church. -- It was a tracker-action organ so old that there was still a [set of?] bellows with it even though it eventually was powered by means of electricity. I also remember being told about the sforzando pedal. I was born in 1955--and I understand that it was removed only several years prior to my birth. The church itself, a historical landmark, was eventually razed by the University Of Alabama At Birmingham (its final owner), due to the hazards caused by its extremely debilitated state. I remember being told that the pipes covered the stained glass windows over the choir loft--and that "there wasn't room for much else there" in this part of the church. I am uncertain as to whether or not said instrument was new at the time it was installed here.

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

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