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Prairie Organ Co. (1984)

Originally M. P. Möller (Opus 5563, 1929)


St. Cajetan Roman Catholic Church
11234 S. Artesian Avenue
Chicago, IL 60655 US
Organ ID: 70391

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is playable, but not in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Ronald Damholt on February 25, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • 36 ranks. 2,246 pipes. 5 divisions. 3 manuals. 36 stops. 51 registers.
  • Built by M. P. Möller
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 36
  • Registers: 51
  • 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 Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Ronald Damholt on March 01, 2022.
Ronald Damholt on March 01, 2022:

M. P. Moller Opus 5563 was installed in St. Clement's Church in Chicago in 1929. By the mid-1970's the organ had become unusable, and the parish decided to replace it. St. Cajetan Church purchased the organ from St. Clement's. In September of 1982, 10 volunteers from St. Cajetan (including a priest and the director of music) worked with Prairie Organ Company to dismantle and remove the instrument. The rebuilt organ (with very modest additions) was dedicated on the occasion of a recital at St. Cajetan by Sister Marie Juan Maney, O.P., on Sunday, April 21, 1985.

We received the most recent update for this note from Ronald Damholt on March 01, 2022.
Archives of Prairie Organ Co. and Bradford Organ Co.: Open In New Tab This stoplist was compiled for distribution at the time of the organ’s dedication. Originally published April 21, 1985
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Ronald Damholt on March 01, 2022.

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