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Wm. Johnson & Son (Opus 628, 1884)

Location:

Simpson Methodist Church
Grand River at Sixth Street
Detroit, MI 48201 US
Organ ID: 56300

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • 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 July 12, 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 July 12, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on July 12, 2018.
Database Manager on July 12, 2018:

Updated by William M. Worden, who gave this as the source of the information: I know the history of this building.
\r\nSimpson Methodist Church was in the path of the Lodge Freeway (M-10) and would have been demolished for construction of that highway in the early 1950s.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Database Manager on August 13, 2015:

An original installation. Identified by John Igoe, using information found in Johnson Organs, 1844-1898: Wm. A Johnson, Johnson Organ Co., Johnson & Son: a documentary issued in honor the two hundredth anniversary of his birth, 1816-2016 / by Scot L. Huntington, Len Levasseur, Barbara Owen, Stephen L. Pinel, and Martin R. Walsh. Cranbury, New Jersey: The Princeton Academy of the Arts, Culture, and Society, 2015.. --

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

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