Kanawha Organ Works (1997)

Originally Estey Organ Co. (Opus 169, 1904)

Location:

Christ Church United Methodist
1221 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301 US
Christ Church Chapel
Organ ID: 9413

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ is unaltered 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 03, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Ventil
  • 9 ranks. 841 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 14 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Ventil chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Estey Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on June 03, 2020.
Main:
  • Built by Estey Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 14
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • 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: Haskell style stop-keys/keyboard.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on June 03, 2020.
Chris Nagorka on June 02, 2020:

Organ removed from Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg, WV by Chris Nagorka and Joseph Marchio of Kanawha Organ Works in the summer of 1996. It was stored at the Walker Machinery warehouse for a year, and installed at Christ Church by K.O.W. in July 1997. At that time the original feeder bellows were stored at the church and a new blower installed. No other changes were made to the instrument.

We received the most recent update for this note from Chris Nagorka on June 02, 2020.

Database Manager on January 06, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from Brett Miller. -- The organ was once located in Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg, West Virginia where it was built in 1904. It was donated to Christ Church United Methodist in 1996, underwent extensive renovations, and was installed in 1997.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

On Estey list as Lewisburg Female Institute which was later Greenbriar College. Cost $1,550. Originally hand pumped. Refurbished c. 1984 by William Fearnley. Relocated c. 1997 to Christ Methodist, Charleston, WV.

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

Instrument Images:

Keydesk and part of façade: Photograph by David Donathan. Taken on 2007-04-08

Organ façade: Photograph by David Donathan. Taken on 2007-04-08

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