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Unknown Builder

Location:

DeKoven Center
600 21st Street
Racine, WI 53403 US
Organ ID: 54954

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Status and Condition:

  • 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 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 April 21, 2015:

Altered and relocated existing organ. Identified by James R. Stettner, using information from this web site: http://www.byrnepiano.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/St.-Johns-Dekoven-.jpg. -- The DeKoven Center was originally Racine College - a prep school for men before entering the Episcopal Seminary in Nashota, WI. According to the website, "In 1889, the college division closed and the school remained a boys- boarding school until 1933 when it closed during the Great Depression. The Community of St. Mary, an Episcopal order of women, bought the property at sheriff-s auction and formed the DeKoven Foundation for Church Work which carried on the work of Racine College. The sisters used the buildings as a retreat and conference center as well as a summer camp for girls. The sisters sold the property to the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee in 1985."
According to Executive Dir. Max Dershem in a phone conversation today (2015-04-20) the organ in St. John's Chapel came from a facility in Kenosha.

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

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