Pipe Organ Database

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Edward Lye & Sons

Location:

Lakeside United Church / The Lakeside Church (Lakeside Presbyterian Church)
5505 Butler Street
Summerland, BC V0H 1Z1 CA
Organ ID: 58150

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ is extant in this location, possibly in original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Andrew Henderson on May 09, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 13 ranks. 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Andrew Henderson on May 09, 2022:

According to an article in "Today in BC" (August 26, 2015) the church was built in 1911 and was used by a number of denominations and eventually sold by the Presbyterian Church circa 2015. The church is now used as an event/multi-purpose space.

In the same article it is reported that "in 1929, the church acquired a Lye pipe organ from Port Arthur, Ont. The organ has 18 speaker [sic] stops and 600 speaker [sic] pipes." The instrument appears to be extant and intact.

We received the most recent update for this note from Andrew Henderson on May 09, 2022.

Database Manager on March 26, 2016:

Identified through information in Eugene Nye's "Old Tracker Organs of the West, Part II"

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

Instrument Images:

Event space interior showing organ case in former chancel: Photograph by The Service Station at The Lakeside Church Facebook page, submitted by Andrew Henderson. Taken approx. 2018

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