Wm. Schuelke Organ Co. (1904)

Location:

St. Joseph Catholic Church
229 W Washington Pl.
Freeport, IL 61032 US
Sanctuary; rear gallery
Organ ID: 7641

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on June 16, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Built by Wm. Schuelke Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on June 16, 2021.
Database Manager on November 24, 2017:

Updated by Dave Credicott, who has heard or played the organ.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The builder did not use opus numbers to identify his work, but the catalog number S-168 was assigned to this instrument by Elizabeth Towne Schmitt and may be used for reference.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Rebuilt & electrified by Freeport Organ Co. Most Schuelke pipework & chests used, behind Schuelke case.

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

Instrument Images:

Organ in Rear Gallery: Photograph by Dave Credicott. Taken on 2016-09-26

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Vintage postcard, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1915

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