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Wm. King (& Son) (1891)

Location:

Grace Baptist Church - The Baptist Temple
Broad and Berks Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19122 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 66114

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Fowler on February 16, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • 2,133 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals.
Main:
  • Built by Wm. King (& Son)
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on August 22, 2020.
The first organ of the Baptist Temple in Philadelphia: Open In New Tab About the 1891 William King & Son organ of the Baptist Temple in Philadelphia and the surrounding circumstances
Document created on 2021-02-16
We received the most recent update for this document from Jeff Fowler on February 16, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Organ in front of sanctuary: Photograph from an archival source: 1905 Wm King brochure in OHS archives, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1900

Organ case in front gallery: Photograph from an archival source: 1905 Wm King brochure in OHS archives, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1900

Organ and facade: Photograph from an archival source: https://digital.library.temple.edu/digital/collection/p245801coll0/id/1156/rec/4, submitted by Jeff Fowler. Taken approx. 1894

William King and Son advertisement from "The Organ", May 1893, page 3: Photograph from an archival source: Advertisement from "The Organ", May 1893, page 3, submitted by Jeff Fowler. Taken approx. 1893

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