Pipe Organ Database

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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 856, 1931)

Location:

First Congregational Church
540 Commonwealth Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90020 US
Organ ID: 7324

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 55 ranks. 3,628 pipes. 4 manuals. 45 stops. 62 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Stops: 45
  • Registers: 62
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 16, 2006:

Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
Replaced a Kimball; slight tonal changes and additions by Schlicker; connected to 4/142 Schlicker gallery organ in 1969; enlarged in 1992-94 by Meunch with two new five manual consoles to 337 ranks reusing pipework by Roosevelt, Skinner, Walcker and Holtkamp; ; other additions by Robert David in 1995.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1991.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Enlarged ca. 1991 by Richard Muench, with two five-manual Möller consoles controlling it and 1969 Schlicker in gallery (total 300 rk.)

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From Allen Kinzey via <i>The Aeolian-Skinner Archives</i>
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Mott Studios and in the collection of California State Library; image courtesy of Jim Lewis. Taken on 1932-03-21

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