Pipe Organ Database

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J. H. & C. S. Odell & Co. (Opus 228, 1886)

Location:

St. Joseph's R.C. Cathedral
55 W. San Fernando Street
San Jose, CA US
Organ ID: 5884

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is extant in this location, possibly in original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 2 manuals. 27 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 27
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 01, 2015:

Updated through online information from Denis D'Aoust.

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

Database Manager on August 28, 2014:

Updated through online information from Joseph Adam.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1992.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Restored Edward Stout 1988. Rededicated 22 Nov 1992. Ed Stout and Dick Taylor & Co. did the restoration. One of the first organs to be shipped to California by rail. Composition Pedals: Swell p, Swell f, Great p, Great mf, Great f. Reversibles: Great to Pedal, Swell to Pedal

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

Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church interior and organ gallery, 2012.: Photograph by Jeffery Abbott.

Church Exterior: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1950s).

Organ in rear gallery: Photograph by Stephen K Boniface. Taken approx. 2014

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