Pipe Organ Database

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Unknown Builder (1901)

Originally Unknown Builder (1874)

Location:

Reformierte Kirche
18 5th Avenue
New Glarus, WI 53574 US
Organ ID: 59459

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Reformed Churches (RCA, CRC, URC, PRC)
  • The organ is no longer at this location; destroyed, dispersed, relocated or taken in trade.
  • 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:
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • 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.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 13, 2016:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on September 03, 2016:

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

The congregation built a 200 seat stone church on this site in 1856 replacing an earlier log building. According the church's published history "In 1874 the congregation voted to purchase a pipe organ. This was done for the sum of $800.00. The dedicatory services took place on April 19, 1874." The congregation tore down the stone church in 1900 and built a new, brick facility on the same site. The 1874 organ was moved to the brick church and served until it was replaced in 1917. A 1910 postcard shows the organ in the brick church. Fate of the 1874 organ is unknown. The congregation is now known as the Swiss United Church of Christ. The 1901 building is in use as of 2016.

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

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Organ Case: Vintage Postcard; image courtesy of William Dunklin (ca 1910).

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