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Wicks Pipe Organ Co. (1926)

Originally John H. Sole (1880)

Location:

St. John Lutheran Church
501 S. 7th St.
Richmond, IN 47374 US
Organ ID: 8241

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 24, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Direct electric
  • 26 ranks. 3 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 24, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 24, 2019.
Timothy E. Conyers on August 27, 2020:

The instrument was obtained by the St. John the Apostle Catholic Church of Bloomington, Indiana. It is unclear if it was purchased - it had been advertised on the Organ Clearing House website - or was given to the church. The church's website states it was obtained for free and they only had to pay for removal, storage, and installation. Further details about the project can be found at the church website: https://www.sjabloomington.org/pipe-organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Timothy E. Conyers on August 27, 2020.

Database Manager on May 24, 2019:

The congregation had dwindled to an attendance of 20, so the building was given in 2019 to Fountain City Wesleyan Church as a satellite campus called The Well; the organ was offered for sale with the Organ Clearing House.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 25, 2019.

Database Manager on April 23, 2019:

Updated by Timothy E. Conyers, who has heard or played the organ. Additionally, Timothy E. Conyers listed this web site as a source of information: https://www.organclearinghouse.com/organs-for-sale#/2977-wicks-richmond-in.

The console is located in the front center of the choir loft which is in the right corner at an angle to the congregation. This instrument is for sale (2019) on the Organ Clearing House website and includes photographs of the console and facade. I have heard this wonderful organ at several AGO events and also at worship services. Richmond, IN, is losing a treasure.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 23, 2019.

Database Manager on July 14, 2014:

Updated through online information from Thomas Veregge. -- The present Wicks instrument in St. John's Church consists of another rebuild of the 1942 Wicks that included a new drawknob console, and the addition of a fanfare trumpet in the echo division, pipes located in a chamber over the south entrance foyer of the church. Mixtures were added to the Great and Swell divisions, and a new blower for the echo organ was provided.

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 1996.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Very good condition in 1996. Combination action.

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

Instrument Images:

Chancel and Pipe Facade (2012): Photograph by Frederich Weber.

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