Pipe Organ Database

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Wm. Johnson & Son (1891)

Location:

First Methodist Church
Main & 8th St
Racine, WI US
Organ ID: 56391

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist 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 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 01, 2018:

Updated by Steve Bartley, naming this as the source of information: History of the 1st Methodist Church, Racine, WI.
Mentioned in the the book, a $3,000 organ was purchased from W. A. Johnson, in 1870. A photo of the organ is shown. Additionally members of the church committee are listed, including Charles W. Brewer, the builder of this church's fist organ (a photo included of this organ) Brewer was raised on the Isle of Guernsey and learned organ building/piano making there.

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

Database Manager on January 01, 2018:

Updated by Steve Bartley, naming this as the source of information: History of 1st Methodist Episcopal Church, Racine, Wisconcin. Additionally, Steve Bartley listed this website as a source of information: http://www.1umcracine.org/history.
Church was built in 1870-71, burned in 1882 - destroying 1871 Johnson organ; rebuilt using existing walls, 1882-83, new Johnson organ 1891. New building, on same site dedicated 1914, Johnson organ moved to new building.

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

Database Manager on August 16, 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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