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Austin Organ Co. (Opus 92, 1903)

Exhibited in the 1998 OHS convention(s)

Location:

St. Elizabeth Center
2835 W 32nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80211 US
Christ the King Chapel
Organ ID: 9038

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is currently being renovated or restored.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on March 31, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 10 ranks. 591 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 10 stops. 11 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In center 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 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 10
  • Registers: 11
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic 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 flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Hitchdown Couplers
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018:
We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on September 22, 2015:

Updated through online information from Gerald J Curcio. -- The organ is still in its original state including all the mechanisms associated with the Austin Universal Chest system. Many of the pneumatics no longer work because of the deteriorated leather.

Much of the chest and console mechanism is out of adjustment to the extent that the instrument, until recently, has been unplayable. The Catholic Church has authorized restoration of the instrument to its original state.

Currently, repairs have returned the organ to a playable condition with much remaining to be completed.

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:

Chapel formerly called Chapel of Our Merciful Saviour. Gt. 4' Gemshorn replaced by a stopped wood 4' flute as of 1998.

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 1998

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Originally Oakes Home (Episcopalian) for tuberculosis patients which closed in 1941. Sold in 1943 to RC order of nuns and operated as a home for the elderly. The chapel was originally known as Chapel of Our Merciful Savior, but was renamed when the property was transferred. Gt. 4' Gemshorn now replaced by a stopped wood 4' Flute.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from <i>The Tracker</i>
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console and Organ Case: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 1997-05-04

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