Temple Organ Co. (1986)

Originally Wm. A. Johnson (Opus 240 (224?), 1867)

Location:

Christ Episcopal Church
7th & Francis
St. Joseph, MO 64501 US
Organ ID: 8440

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes 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 Database Manager on May 15, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 31 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 29 stops. 38 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) 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 15, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 29
  • Registers: 38
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • 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: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • 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 15, 2018.
Database Manager on July 16, 2012:

Updated through online information from David Lewis.

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

Database Manager on May 27, 2009:

Updated through information from Michael Way: -- I was interim organist at one time. Johnson was the original builder but someone unknown to me had electrified it. The organ was damaged due to some "unknown cause" so some of the pipe work did not speak. The damage seemed random and was never sufficiently explained to me.

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

Database Manager on September 19, 2005:

Online update from David Lewis -- Rebuilt with new chests.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was Wm. A. Johnson (1867, Opus 224). [One source says Opus 240]

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 1997

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Earlier rebuilt by Bennett. 4 new ranks, other tonal alterations.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
from <i>The Tracker</i>, vol. 47, no. 1 (January 2003): Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.
History and annotated specification of Christ Episcopal Church organ: Open In New Tab Annotated copy of http://stjoearts.org/agencies/AGO/AGO%20Christ%20Episcopal.htm, plus article from The Tracker with annotations by church's organist
We received the most recent update for this document from Richard Elliott on April 24, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph by David Lewis. Taken on 2007-08-09

Chancel and organ: Photograph by David Lewis. Taken on 2007-08-09

Facade: Photograph by David Lewis. Taken on 2007-08-09

Console (Austin console; added in 1945; modified in 1970 and 1986): Photograph by iPhone SE. Taken on 2016-09-23

Console (Austin console; added in 1945; modified in 1970 and 1986): Photograph by iPhone SE. Taken on 2016-09-23

Console - left toe jamb: Photograph by iPhone SE. Taken on 2016-09-23

Console - right toe jamb: Photograph by iPhone SE. Taken on 2016-09-23

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