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Hillgreen, Lane & Co. (Opus 357, 1913)

Location:

York Rite Masonic Temple
272 Court Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103 US
Chapter Hall - 5th floor
Organ ID: 6345

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lodges and Clubs
  • The organ is currently being renovated or restored.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Spring
  • 9 ranks. 558 pipes. 2 divisions. 2 manuals. 9 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Spring chests
  • Position: In a floor-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
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 9
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection, pressure.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on April 30, 2018:

Information from Hillgreen, Lane & Co. opus list, compiled by Bynum Petty
Contract: December 1913
73-note Swell chest
Tubular-pneumatic action
Concave, radiating pedal keyboard
Self-player mechanism
Electric blower
Price: $2,000

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

Database Manager on July 26, 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 October 24, 2010:

Updated through online information from Mark Henderson. -- Restoration still in progress, 50% plus complete.

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

Database Manager on July 21, 2007:

Updated through online information from Mark Henderson. -- The organ is currently undergoing historical restoration which began July 2007, and is expected to be completed mid 2008. The organ has the original 65 note pressure operated player system that has been untouched as have the original mechanics of the organ. The original 30 note pedalboard has dissapeared as have several ranks of original pipework ( this pipework will be replaced by several ranks from the now silent Hillgreen & Lane opus 358 and 359, which have almost identical pipework as op. 357 with the exception of the oboe stop( which will have to be aquired elsewhere), and the pedalboard will be replaced by a 30 note concave radiating pedalboard which was long ago installed on one of the other organs. The restoration will be of an historic nature and all Tubular pneumatic systems, as well as the 65 note player Will be preserved and restored for the wonderment of future generations.The organ will be reinstalled in the space of opus 358 which is on the third floor of the lodge as this space is within the center of the building, is used much more frequently, and is climate controlled. The facade pipework which consists of 45 gold painted pipes, 15 of which are the lower of the Great Open Diapason will be stripped, repainted and tastefully stenciled to accent the ornate Lodge room in which it is placed.

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 1984.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

In meeting room on 5th floor. May be Opus 357, also Masonic. Swell: 8' Diap., 8' Aeoline, 8' Ged., 4' Rohrfloete, 8' Oboe, Trem. Gt:: 8' Diap., 8' Mel., 8' Dulc., blank tablet. Ped: 16' Bourdon. Mech: Sw & Gt-Ped 8'; Sw-Gt 16, 8, 4'; Gt-Gt 4'; Sw-Sw 16, 4; Sw. Unison separation.

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

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