Pipe Organ Database

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W. W. Kimball Co. (1914)

Location:

St. Adalbert Roman Catholic Church
1650 West 17th Street
Chicago, IL 60608 US
Organ ID: 57832

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 31, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 48 ranks. 4 manuals. 45 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 31, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Stops: 45
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 31, 2018.
Database Manager on August 07, 2019:

The last mass was held on July 14, 2019; the church was closed by the diocese the next day.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on August 07, 2019.

Database Manager on April 04, 2016:

Updated through online information from Steven Wojcik.
I attended Mass there on February 21, 2016 and the organ was working. On talking with the staff at the parish, the organ is playable but not completely. They are planning to repair it. If anyone at the organ society wishes to donate for the repair of the organ, please call the parish at 312-226-2300 or click this link to donate: http://www.stadalbertchicago.org/pipe-organ-restoration.html Thank you. They are conducting an active fundraising campaign and have raised close to $2 million to repair the towers. The Archdiocese has not yet sent them a closure notice. The parish is planning to petition to stay open given the large influx of funds to repair the church.

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

Database Manager on March 02, 2016:

Updated through online information from John McCraney.
On Monday, February 15, 2016, there was an article with photo on the Yahoo site stating that the church would be (or perhaps now is) closed because too many repairs are needed. The photo shows scaffolding around the towers. The cost for repairs is about three million dollars, but the congregation has been able to raise only about $100,000.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from church web site
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary interior to rear: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr.

Gallery and organ cases: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr.

1927 Austin console: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr.

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