Wangerin Organ Co. (Opus 656, 1930's)

Location:

Baptist Church / Store Next Door
227 N. Elm St.
Cresco, IA 52136 US
Sanctuary, front
Organ ID: 71822

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on September 24, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 6 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 6 stops.
Great (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Wangerin Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 24, 2022.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Wangerin Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 24, 2022.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Wangerin Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 24, 2022.
Main:
  • Built by Wangerin Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 6
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • 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 a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on September 24, 2022.
Jim Stettner on September 24, 2022:

The building was later a retail store. The present owner, Brady Norman, will be converting it to apartments after the end of 2022.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on September 24, 2022.

Jim Stettner on September 24, 2022:

This entry represents the installation of a new pipe organ. Identfied from an ebay sale listing. Originally listed for sale in May 2022. Renewed every month. Still listed end of Sept. 2022.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on September 24, 2022.
Stoplist copied from console photo: Open In New Tab Originally published 2022-09-23
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on September 24, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Organ facade and attached keydesk in front: Photograph from an archival source: ebay listing, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. May, 2022

Case and keydesk in profile: Photograph from an archival source: ebay listing, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. May, 2022

Keydesk: Photograph from an archival source: ebay listing, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. May, 2022

Pipework: Great at left, Swell at right, Pedal against wall: Photograph from an archival source: ebay listing, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. May, 2022

Pipework: Great at left, Swell at right: Photograph from an archival source: ebay listing, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. May 2022

Expression shutters: Photograph from an archival source: ebay listing, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. May, 2022

Former Baptist church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: The Country Thrift Store Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2012-02-24

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