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Freeport Organ Co. (1966)

Originally Reuter Organ Co. (Opus 1110, 1955)

Location:

First Presbyterian Church
200 South Main Street
Fairfield, IA 52556 US
Organ ID: 69500

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian 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 Scofield on October 27, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • 23 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 21 stops. 23 registers.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 21
  • Registers: 23
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on October 27, 2021.
Jeff Scofield on October 27, 2021:

From the December 1966 issue of THE DIAPASON: "The Freeport Organ Company. Freeport, Ill. has completed the renovation of the Reuter organ in the First Presbyterian Church, Fairfield, Iowa. The Swell and Great divisions are completely new except for several ranks of existing pipes incorporated into the tonal revision. The Pedal division received a similar treatment. The Choir division and the three· manual console were retained; they were new in 1955. Considerable tonal finishing was required to blend the old and new pipework, plus achieving an up·dated ensemble. D. R. Diestelmeyer and I. D. Krusie were in charge of the work. Mrs. Roy Simpson is church organist."

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on October 27, 2021.
From THE DIAPASON December 1966: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on October 27, 2021.
  • Our History - History of the church's organ and the current stoplist
  • Our History - History of the church's organ and the current stoplist

Instrument Images:

Church interior: Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2014-08-05

Façade pipes: Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2014-08-24

Church exterior: Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-12-14

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