Schlicker Organ Co. (1971)

Location:

Wilkes College
239 South River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 US
Organ ID: 63513

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ is no longer extant; destroyed.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP unit
  • 2 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 11 stops. 11 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 11
  • Registers: 11
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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: Non-traditional style, as consoles by Holtkamp, Schlicker, et al.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.
Database Manager on December 07, 2018:

Updated by Scot Huntington

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Database Manager on November 05, 2018:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ.
Identified by Scot Huntington, who has heard or played the organ. . Additionally, Scot Huntington listed this individual as a source of information: David Lennington.
Installed by Don Bohall in the first-floor rehearsal hall of the Dorothy Dickinson Darte Center for the Performing Arts. Shipped Sept. 1, 1971, cost $7,080.00; "institutional finish" blond oak. Wilkes-Barre was ravaged by the disastrous flooding of the Susquehanna River caused by Hurricane Agnes in June, 1972. While the organ is recorded in the Schlicker opus list as "rebuilt", the insurance company paid for a new instrument ($7,732), and given the organ's location near the river, it was surely destroyed by the flood waters.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

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