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Verlinden Organ Co. (1971)

Originally Maxcy-Barton Organ Co. (1931)

Location:

Grace United Methodist Church
201 Isle Royale Street
Houghton, MI 49931 US
Organ ID: 54174

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original 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 April 22, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP unit
  • 7 ranks. 511 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 29 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit 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: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 29
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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: Setterboard (remote or in console).
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Combination Action 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 June 12, 2016:

Updated through online information from Shawn P. Keith.

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

Database Manager on January 08, 2015:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by Shawn P. Keith, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- The 1971 Verlinden incorporates pipework and facade (non-speaking) from a Maxcy-Barton organ of unknown origins and date, and possibly from other sources. All mechanical systems were new in 1971.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From The Diapason February 2007
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Chamber Grillework: Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2006-05-20

Chancel and Chamber Grillework: Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2006-05-20

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