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Unknown Builder (1944)

Originally Barton Organ Co. (1923)

Location:

St. Paul's Methodist Church
211 South Monroe Street
Monroe, MI 48161 US
Sanctuary; front
Organ ID: 68715

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on July 09, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • 2 manuals.
Main:
  • Built by Barton Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Horseshoe style console.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys in horseshoe curves.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on July 09, 2021.
Jim Stettner on July 09, 2021:

Identified from a document by Ronald J. Swedlund on the history of the organs of St. Paul's Methodist Church up through 1949. "In 1944, St. Paul’s member Joseph Denniston, along with Butterfield Company of Detroit, donated the 1923 Barton organ from Monroe’s Family Theatre. Designed to accompany silent films and renamed the Denniston organ, this two-manual instrument spoke through a tripartite screen—designed by the architectural firm Bennett and Straight (Dearborn, Michigan)—featuring lattice-filled arches. In 1946, St. Paul’s members Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Betz donated indoor Deagan cathedral chimes “in memory of loved ones.” Named Betz Memorial Chimes and played from a keyboard near the organ console, these chimes were electronically amplified outdoors, from the church’s tower."

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on July 09, 2021.

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