Pipe Organ Database

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Unknown Builder (1900ca.)

Location:

Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church / Zion Lutheran Church
Gowrie, IA 50543 US
Organ ID: 57062

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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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 07, 2015:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by William Dunklin, using information found in a vintage postcard.

Two vintage post cards, one mailed in 1910, a different card mailed in 1914, show a pipe organ in a chamber at front right. The facade is a simple, polychromed pipe fence above a straight impost just above console height. The church pictured was built in 1888. The congregation built a new facility in 1930 and purchased a Wurlitzer organ. The congregation is now called Zion Lutheran.

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

Instrument Images:

Chancel and Pipe Facade: (ca. 1910) Vintage Postcard; image courtesy of William Dunklin.

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Facade: (ca. 1914) Vintage Postcard; image courtesy of William Dunklin.

Organ Case and Chancel: Vintage postcard, courtesy of William Dunklin (ca. 1910).

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