Updated by Samuel J. Chizmar, who has heard or played the organ.
I am a substitute organist at Trinity United Methodist and play this instrument often. Trinity Church seats 1,140 and was designed by architect Robert Roeschlaub to be a civic auditorium for the City of Denver as well as a church: i.e., a speaker at the pulpit can easily be heard from any seat in the auditorium, but it is totally lacking in reverberation. Trinity hosts other music groups such as Central City Opera, The Colorado Mormon Chorale, and Colorado Repetory Singers. Recent speakers at Trinity have been Madeleine Albright, Dan Rather and Al Franken.
Updated through online information from Kem Barney. -- A.R. Doud was not the father of Mamie Eisenhower. Her father's name was John Sheldon Doud (per Wiklipedia) A. R. Doud was a long-time member and historian at Trinity Methodist Church, Denver.
Updated through online information from Norman Sutphin. -- The OSI console installed by Morel and Associates in 2009 is the third replacement console for this organ.
Updated through online information from Steven E. Lawson. -- From 1998 OHS Convention Atlas: "The organ has undergone some changes over the years. ... "In 1936, the Roosevelt Swell 8' Vox Humana was replaced with a Möller set; at the same time, the Great and Swell 4' Clarions, the Solo 8' Cor Anglais and 4' [Tuba] Clarion, and the Pedal 16' Trombone and 16' Basson [sic], were disconnected. The contract for this work was signed for the church by A. R. Dowd, Mamie Dowd Eisenhower's father. Two years later, Fred Meunier installed "sweeter" American pipes recycled from the George Foot organ at St. John's Cathedral [Denver] when it was replaced with a new W. W. Kimball organ. The Great 8' Trumpet, $75; Swell 16' Contra Fagotto, $75; 8' Cornopean, $60; 8' Oboe, $65; and Choir 8' Clarinet, $60, were purchased for the indicated prices. With the single exception of the 8' Tuba Mirabilis, the "blazing, metallic" Cavaillé-Coll reeds disappeared, as did all of the Roosevelt reeds. "In 1964, ... Roosevelt reeds removed in 1938, the Swell 8' Cornopean and 4' Clarion, the Great 4' Clarion, and the Choir 8' Clarinet, were replaced with new pipes made and voiced by A. R. Schopp's Sons, Inc. The missing Cavaillé-Coll Solo 4' Tuba Clarion and Great 8' Trumpet were replaced with new pipes made and voiced by Harpfer & Ehrman, pipemakers of Boulay, France. The Solo 8' Cor Anglais, originally a free reed, was replaced with new pipes made and voiced by Geisecke." -- Console has 61/32 compasses
Updated through online information from Bryan Dunnewald. -- Renovations Finished Sep. 2009. Rededication by James Ruth. 150th anniversary concert by Sophie Choplin in Nov. 2009.
Updated through online information from Bryan Dunnewald. -- New OSI console in June '09. New Festival Bombarde: July '09.
Updated through online information from Bryan Dunnewald.
Updated through online information from Bryan Dunnewald. -- Going to get its fifth console. Being rebuilt and enlarged by Rick Morell and Associates. Sweet Sound, not many strings. Getting a festival trumpet and other pipes, and possibly 32' bombard.
Status Note: There 1996
Electrified and altered by several builders. A note (by Jim Suttie?) on Roosevelt list says exists, altered. Renovated by I. Morel c. 1969. Chancel. Ash Casework. Cost $30,000. Compass: 58/30. Audsley case design. Originally had water motor. Altered by Moller (old pipework preserved) [was this the 1969 renovation?]. Some changes have been reversed.
Great pipework: cone-tuned Mixture and other trebles: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2010-01-05
Pipework: Pedal 16' Bassoon resonators and 2009 Bombarde: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2010-01-05
Church Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Facade: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1960s).
Chancel and full facade: Photograph by Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2009-08-06
Full facade angle: Photograph by Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2009-08-06
Central facade: Photograph by Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2009-08-06
Console: Photograph by Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2009-08-06