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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 529, 1925)

Location:

Detroit Masonic Temple
500 Temple St.
Detroit, MI 48201 US
Scottish Rite Cathedral / Jack White Theater
Organ ID: 6753

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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 playable, but not in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Brandon Langford on September 16, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 64 ranks. 4,352 pipes. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 56 stops. 66 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on December 25, 2019.
Main:
  • Built by Skinner Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 56
  • Registers: 66
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Brandon Langford on September 11, 2020.

Lobby:
  • Built by Skinner Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 21
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Mechanical 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.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Brandon Langford on September 11, 2020.
Database Manager on December 25, 2019:

The 1,586-seat Scottish Rite Cathedral was renamed the Jack White Theater in honor of singer-songwriter Jack White, whose donation made it possible for the facility to avoid foreclosure.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 26, 2019.

Database Manager on November 04, 2009:

Updated through online information from John Elwood.

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

Database Manager on November 04, 2009:

Updated through online information from John Elwood.

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

Database Manager on March 06, 2006:

Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
Two-manual console in lobby. Extant and unaltered.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From Allen Kinzey via <i>The Aeolian-Skinner Archives</i>
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Skinner Opus 529 Contract: Open In New Tab Skinner Opus 529 contract & lobby console addendum
Document created on 1926-07-20
We received the most recent update for this document from Brandon Langford on September 15, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Main console: Brandon Langford. Taken on 2020-09-09

Main console in organ loft: Photograph by Brandon Langford. Taken on 2020-09-09

Pedal, Swell, and Echo Stop Jamb: Photograph by Brandon Langford. Taken on 2020-09-09

Solo, Great, and Choir Stop Jamb: Photograph by Brandon Langford. Taken on 2020-09-09

Lobby console: Photograph by Brandon Langford. Taken on 2020-09-15

32' Contra Bourdon rank: Photograph by Brandon Langford. Taken on 2020-09-15

Original 15HP Spencer Orgoblo Blower: Photograph by Brandon Langford. Taken on 2020-09-15

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