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Hinners Organ Co. (1909)

Location:

St John's German Methodist / Christian Church Sanctuary Of Salvation / Core40
3726 Cesar Chavez
San Francisco, CA 94110 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 68812

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Church of God
  • The organ is unaltered 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 August 01, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 8 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Hinners Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on July 28, 2021.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Hinners Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on July 28, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Hinners Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on July 28, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Hinners Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on July 28, 2021.
Jim Stettner on August 01, 2021:

The former street address and name was 3718 Army St. Old San Francisco city directories reveal that this was St. John's German Methodist Episcopal Church. The Hinners was reportedly installed by the Scheonstein firm according Louis Schoenstein’s Memoirs of a San Francisco Organ Builder, where both the church and the Hinners are mentioned on page 300. (courtesy of Edmond Johnson).

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on August 01, 2021.

Jim Stettner on July 28, 2021:

It is not presently known what church this was originally. It was last a Church of God called Christian Church Sanctuary of Salvation in 2010. Since then it may have also been a residence. It is presently (at the time of this entry (2021-07-28) a community fitness center called Core40.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on July 28, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Organ case in corner of gym: Photograph by Anica Cihla, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2021-07-28

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Zillow Real Estate listing, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 2019

Organ case in front corner: Photograph from an archival source: Zillow Real Estate listing, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 2019

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