W. W. Kimball Co. (1911)

Location:

St. Joseph's Catholic Church
702 Columbia St.
Utica, NY 13502 US
Sanctuary; rear gallery
Organ ID: 71048

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on May 22, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Pneumatic
  • 4 divisions. 3 manuals.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Pneumatic chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by W. W. Kimball Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on May 22, 2022.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Pneumatic chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by W. W. Kimball Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on May 22, 2022.

Choir:
  • Chest Type(s): Pneumatic chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by W. W. Kimball Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on May 22, 2022.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Pneumatic chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by W. W. Kimball Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on May 22, 2022.
Gallery:
  • Built by W. W. Kimball Co.
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on May 22, 2022.
Jim Stettner on May 22, 2022:

According to the online parish history timeline, the Kimball was electrified in 1933, and a chancel organ was added.

In 1965, St. Joseph Parish was consolidated with St. Patrick Parish at St. Joseph's Church.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on May 22, 2022.

Jim Stettner on May 22, 2022:

This entry represents the first installation of a new organ. Identified from the 'History' section of the parish website, which states, "1911 - New organ was installed by the Kimbal [sic] Organ Company."

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on May 22, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Vintage postcard, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1910

Kimball organ in the rear gallery: Photograph from an archival source: Parish website: History of the Church, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1911

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