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Hinners Organ Co. (1909)

Location:

St. John's German Methodist / Greater Gethsemane Church of God in Christ
240 Page St.
San Francisco, CA US
Sanctuary; front
Organ ID: 834

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Church of God
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • 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 November 27, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 8 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 8 stops. 8 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Hinners Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on November 27, 2020.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Hinners Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on November 27, 2020.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Hinners Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on November 27, 2020.
Main:
  • Built by Hinners Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 8
  • Registers: 8
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical 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: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat radiating pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on November 27, 2020.
Jim Stettner on November 27, 2020:

Updated through online information from Samuel K. Ackerman. -- Acquired this organ and relocated it to Barnesville, Ohio for use in a public arts project t the Peace Pipe Pavillion.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on November 27, 2020.

Database Manager on August 15, 2016:

The Crocker-Langley San Francisco Directory (1917) shows that the congregation at 240 Page Street was St. PAUL's German Methodist Episcopal Church.

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

Database Manager on June 12, 2016:

Updated through online information from John Igoe.
Web page indicates building and organ for sale. Several photographs.

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

Database Manager on September 12, 2013:

Updated through online information from Dr D M Phillips.

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

Database Manager on December 20, 2012:

Updated through online information from Pastor D M Phillips.

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

Database Manager on January 28, 2009:

Updated through online information from Dr. D M Phillips. -- I am the Pastor of Greater Gethsemane Church of God in Christ, 240 Page St., San Francisco. The building was originally owned by St. John's German Methodist Church and later owned by Pleasant Hill Baptist. Now owned by Greater Gethsemane Church, this Organ has never been moved from 240 Page Street.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on November 27, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Building formerly St. John's German Methodist. [On Boadway Hinners list.]

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

Instrument Images:

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Dr Phillips.

Keydesk and lower case: Photograph by Dr Phillips.

Facade pipes: Photograph by Dr Phillips.

Keydesk: Photograph by Dr Phillips.

Keydesk: Photograph by Dr Phillips.

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