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St. Michael's Episcopal Church / Christ Episcopal Church
220 40th Street N.E.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

OHS Database ID 2644.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 149.


Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
The organ needs repairs, but is in usable condition.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition April 15, 2012.
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Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action.

Two manuals. 19 stops. 20 registers. 20 ranks.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console with a removable panel in front of keyboards. There is an attached keydesk en fenêtre.

Notes

  • The original builder was Verney (1904). (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Status Note: There 1994. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • From First United Methodist, Parkersburg, Iowa (razed) 1993. Restored 1985 by Dobson Organ Co. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • According to an online update from David Poile, the church closed in 1999. The organ was relocated by a local builder to Grace Episcopal Church, Cedar Rapids. (James Cook. August 11, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- St. Michael’s merged with St. John's circa 1998 and is now known as Christ Episcopal, the merged congregation uses the former St. Michael's campus. The organ was still there in 2010, but offered for sale by the church. (Database Manager. April 30, 2011)
  • Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Sold to VIVA! Performing Arts School in Dixon, IL. To be installed in Philander Hall. (Source: Associated Press on-line article dated April 13, 2012) (Database Manager. April 15, 2012)

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist from Dobson website

  • original stoplist
    
    GREAT    
    8'  Open Diapason         1-19 in façade 
    8'  Melodia  
    8'  Viola d’Gamba  
    8'  Dulciana  
    4'  Octave  
    4'  Flute d’Amour  
    2-2/3'  Nazard  
      Swell to Great  
      Swell to Great Octave  
        
    SWELL (enclosed)  
    16'  Bourdon Bass  
    16'  Bourdon Treble  
     8'  Violin Diapason      1-12 in façade 
     8'  Stopped Diapason  
     8'  Salicional  
     8'  Voix Celeste         two ranks, TC 
     8'  Aeoline  
     4'  Fugara  
     4'  Flute Harmonic  
     2'  Piccolo  
     8'  Oboe Gamba  
      Tremolo  
        
    PEDAL    
    16'  Double Open Diapason  
    16'  Bourdon  
      Great to Pedal  
      Swell to Pedal 
    
    NOTE: The organ had been altered prior to Dobson's rebuilding, Dobson restored the Swell Fugara with 
    vintage pipes, reused the Oboe by another builder on the Swell (it had replaced the Great Dulciana in 
    a prior rebuild), and substituted a Fifteenth for the missing Dulciana on the Great \"Since the Dulciana 
    was gone and the Great had a Nazard but no Fifteenth, it was decided to make this concession to improve 
    hymn accompaniment at the expense of historical accuracy.\"
    
    [Received from Stephen Hall 2011-04-30.]
  • Stoplist from Dobson website Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.