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Hall Organ Co. (1939)

Location:

Eighth Church of Christ, Scientist
20011 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48219 US
Organ ID: 71003

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Church of Christ, Scientist
  • 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 Jeff Scofield on May 14, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • 26 ranks. 1,715 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 26 stops. 39 registers.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 26
  • Registers: 39
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on May 14, 2022.
Jeff Scofield on May 14, 2022:

The organ received a new Moller console in 1956; the church eventually closed and the buildings now occupied by Pure Word Missionary Baptist Church.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on May 14, 2022.

Jeff Scofield on May 14, 2022:

The organ received a new Moller console in 1956; the church eventually closed and the buildings now occupied by Pure Word Missionary Baptist Church.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on May 14, 2022.
From THE AMERICAN ORGANIST August 1939: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on May 14, 2022.
Write-up from THE AMERICAN ORGANIST August 1939, p.1: Open In New Tab Description of organ
We received the most recent update for this document from Jeff Scofield on May 14, 2022.

Write-up from THE AMERICAN ORGANIST August 1939, p.2: Open In New Tab Description and stoplist
We received the most recent update for this document from Jeff Scofield on May 14, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph from an archival source: The American Organist, August 1939, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

Church interior: Photograph from an archival source: The American Organist, August 1939, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

Church exterior: Photograph by Pure Word Missionary Baptist Church, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-04-15

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