The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Wheeler St. and Park Ave.
Parkland (Tacoma), Washington 98444

Chapel

OHS Database ID 19163.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 365, 2008-07-15.


Status and Condition

The organ has been restored to a previous state.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition 2008-10-21.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 14 stops. 12 registers. 12 ranks. 629 pipes. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position. No combination action. Flat straight pedalboard.

Notes

  • Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Free-standing and encased. 3-sectional facade. Attached, projecting keydesk. 1907 to Hillcrest Presbyterian in W. Seattle. (Database Manager. 2005-07-18)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. (Database Manager. 2006-06-12)
  • Updated through online information from David P. Dahl. -- Current stop list: same as original except the following changes: Swell Violina 4 (so still labeled) is a Casavant spotted metal Dulciana, functioning much as a Fugara 4. The former Violina 4 pipes are now the Great Dulciana 8 (from tc), in that the scale is identical (and the original Dulciana pipes were damaged beyond usage. The original facade pipes of the Open Diapason had been cut and mitered for use at Hillcrest Presbyterian Church. These were replaced and re-stenciled (by PLU organ students), built for the organ by Organ Supply Corp, and installed in 1990. The organ has had restoration procedures accomplished over a period of 20 years through the efforts of Richard Bond, Martin Pasi, Paul Fritts and Tim Drewes. Bond retabled the chests and releathered the double rise bellow and feeder bellows. Pipe repair, regulation and action repairs were done by the other builders listed. In 2001 a PLU student Jacob Nelson (with the help of Paul Fritts) restored the hand pumped mechanism. The instrument currently is in excellent condition, and will be featured on the 2008 OHS national convention in Seattle/Tacoma. (Database Manager. 2008-01-08)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. (Database Manager. 2008-10-21)

Online Documents

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Bibliography

  • Dahl, David. "Trinity Lutheran Church, Tacoma (Parkland)," 2008 Organ Atlas: Seattle (pp. 78-79). [Photographs, stoplist]

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Photographs

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Chapel interior and Organ case. Photo by James R. Stettner 2008-07-24
Organ Case. Photo by James R. Stettner 2008-07-24
Builder's nameplate. Photo by James R. Stettner 2008-07-24
Keydesk. Photo by James R. Stettner 2008-07-24
Right stopjamb. Photo by James R. Stettner 2008-07-24
Left stopjamb. Photo by James R. Stettner 2008-07-24
Keydesk. Photograph by Jim Cook 2008-07-15
Right stop jamb. Photograph by Jim Cook 2008-07-15
Left stop jamb. Photograph by Jim Cook 2008-07-15
Nameplate. Photograph by Jim Cook 2008-07-15

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Stoplist

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  • Tped Stoplist from David Dahl.. On-line update from David P. Dahl.

  • Seattle, Washington
    First Presbyterian Church
    
    1890 Kilgen
    
    CURRENT STOPLIST    
    
    Great
     8  Open Diapason        
     8  Dulciana tc        
     8  Melodia tc        
     8  Stop'd Diap. Bass        
     4  Octave        
     3  Quint        
     2  Fifteenth        
    
    Swell:        
     8 Stop't Diap. tc        
     8 Viola tc        
     8 Geigen Diap. tc        
     8 Stop't Diap. Bass        
     4 Violina (Fugara)        
     4 Flute (soldered cap chimney flute, metal)         
       Tremelo        
    
    Pedal:         
    16 Bourdon    
    
    Swell to Great    
    Swell to Pedal    
    Great to Pedal
  • Tped Stoplist from David Dahl.. On-line update from David P. Dahl. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.
  • Taken from the console July 24, 2008

  • Parkland (Tacoma), Washington
    Trinity Evangeical Lutheran
    
    GEO. KILGEN & SON, Opus 14, 1890
     
    GREAT
    
       Gr. 8'  Open Diapason                58   New facade pipes.
       Gr. 8'  Dulciana               (tc)  46
       Gr. 8'  Melodia                (tc)  46
       Gr. 8'  St. Diap' Bass               12
       Gr. 4'  Octave                       58
       Gr. 3'  Twelfth                      58
       Gr. 2'  Fifteenth                    58
    
    
    SWELL (Expressive)
    
       Sw. 8'  Geigen Principal       (tc)  46
       Sw. 8'  Viola                  (tc)  46
       Sw. 8'  Stopped Diapason       (tc)  46
       Sw. 8'  St. Diap' Bass               12
       Sw. 4'  Violina                      58   Altered Casavant 8' Dulciana; more of a Fugara now.
       Sw. 4'  Flute                        58   Soldered cap, metal chimney flute.
       Sw.     Tremolo
    
    
    PEDAL
    
       Ped. 16' Bourdon                     27
    
       Bellows Signal
    
    
    COUPLERS (Drawknob)
    
       Swell to Pedal
       Great to Pedal
       Swell to Great
    
    
    PEDAL MOVEMENTS
    
       Swell Expression                   (balanced)
    
    
    ACTION: Mechanical key & stop
    
    VOICES: 12
    
    STOPS: 14
    
    RANKS: 12
    
    PIPES: 629
    
     [Received on line from James R. Stettner March 01, 2009.]
    
     [Received on line from James R. Stettner March 01, 2009.]
  • Taken from the console July 24, 2008 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.