Votteler-Holtkamp-Sparling (Opus 1576, 1932)

Originally A. B. Felgemaker Co. (Opus 1127, 1914)
Exhibited in the 1995 OHS convention(s)

Location:

Zion Lutheran Church
4305 Military Avenue
Detroit, MI 48210 US
Organ ID: 5384

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran 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 Paul R. Marchesano on February 08, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 32 ranks. 2,128 pipes. 3 manuals. 41 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 41
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on February 08, 2022:

The 1933 building called for a larger instrument, which the Votteler-HoltkampSparling Organ Co. built, incorporating the Felgemaker pipes in the new scheme, but "on the basis of a new organ rather than a rebuilding of the old organ." The builders proposed that "The pipes of the old Felgemaker organ would be taken to our shop and worked into the new organ strictly according to the requirements of the new organ. Scales and forms of certain pipes will be altered or changed to fit them to their new functions." Walter Holtkamp signed the contract on behalf of the builders. -- 1995 OHS Handbook

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on February 08, 2022.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1995

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Incorporated pipework of 1914 A. B. Felgemaker Op. 1172.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
1995 OHS Handbook: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on February 09, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Console and Facade: Courtesy of Mr J, Veerman. Taken on 2015-03-02

Chancel and organ chambers: Photograph by Roman Lizak, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-12-28

Organ case and console: Photograph from an archival source: 1995 OHS Handbook, William T. Van Pelt, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 1995

Left stopjamb: Photograph by Roman Litzak, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-11-02

Right stopjamb: Photograph by Roman Lizak, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-11-02

Chancel blower: Photograph by Roman Lizak, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-09-21

Main blower: Photograph by Roman Lizak, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-09-21

Chancel pipework: Photograph by Roman Lizak, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-09-21

Choir division: Photograph by Roman Lizak, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-09-21

Great division: Photograph by Roman Lizak, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-09-21

Swell division: Photograph by Roman Lizak, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-09-21

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