The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. (Opus 2190, 1935)

Location:

SS. Peter & Paul Jesuit Church
438 St. Antoine Street
Detroit, MI 48226 US
St. Catherine's Chapel
Organ ID: 58758

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic 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 Paul R. Marchesano on December 31, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Wurlitzer
  • 4 ranks. 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wurlitzer chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Paul R. Marchesano on December 31, 2022.
Main:
  • Built by The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • 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 Paul R. Marchesano on December 31, 2022.
Database Manager on March 13, 2018:

Updated by William M. Worden, who has heard or played the organ.

St. Catherine's Chapel is a part of the SS. Peter & Paul Jesuit Church complex. The organ was in the balcony and stood against the liturgical south wall of the chapel. It was still there in the early 1970s but has been gone for many years. The chapel has gone through several generations of alternative use since I last saw the organ, including lecture hall use for the adjacent law school of the University of Detroit Mercy and so it has not been used for church purposes for decades. The space has now been converted to a social space for the parish and a shelter for the homeless.

Additionally, on March 20, 2018, William M. Worden listed this individual as a source of information: John A. (Jack) Dymond, organist of the church c. 1950-1980.

The organ was in a freestanding case that was placed against the liturgical south wall of the chapel toward the front of the rather deep balcony. The chapel was converted to non-liturgical use several decades ago. The organ is listed as three ranks but might have been four.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on December 31, 2022.

Database Manager on July 03, 2016:

Wurlitzer "Style C2 Sp"
Factory date: October 25, 1935

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

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