Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 327, 1921)

Exhibited in the 2012 OHS convention(s)

Location:

St. Luke's Episcopal Church
939 Hinman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202 US
Organ ID: 6251

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Peter Morey on December 01, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 76 ranks. 4,336 pipes. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 69 stops. 76 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 20, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 69
  • Registers: 76
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Peter Morey on December 01, 2022.
Peter Morey on December 01, 2022:

Restored by A. Thompson-Allen Company (1993-1998)

We received the most recent update for this note from Peter Morey on December 01, 2022.

Database Manager on May 07, 2018:
We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 20, 2018.

Database Manager on December 05, 2005:

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 October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 2002.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Trompette-en-Chamade and a few tonal changes to the Choir added in 1949 by AS,#327-A. Swell restored 1994 by A. Thompson-Allen Co.

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 <i>The Aeolian-Skinner Archives</i> and Allen Kinzey
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
  • Opus 327: St. Luke Episcopal Church - (Aeolian-Skinner Archives website) Specification, photos
  • Opus 327 NFP - Opus 327 NFP is dedicated to the preservation, performance, and promotion of the century-old Ernest M. Skinner Opus 327 pipe organ at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Evanston, Illinois.

Instrument Images:

Facade: Photograph by Bruce Case. Taken on 2016-04-27

Console: Photograph by Bruce Case. Taken on 2016-04-27

Chancel and façade pipes: Photograph by Ken Stein, photographybystein.com, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-07-09

Church interior: Photograph by Eric Allix Rogers, via openhousechicago.org, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

Church interior: Photograph by Eric Allix Rogers, via openhousechicago.org, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

Church exterior: Photograph by Church website, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

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