The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Presbyterian Church of Port Townsend
1111 Franklin St.
Port Townsend, Washington 98368

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 47232.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 4, 2016.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 13 stops. 15 registers. 13 ranks. 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. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. Flat straight pedalboard.

Notes

  • Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- This was the addition of a 2' Piccolo and an 8' Trumpet to the Swell division. The 8 ft. Oboe/Bassoon formerly on two knobs was made full-compass on just the Oboe drawknob. The former Bassoon and Tremolo knobs were used for the additions. And the Tremolo drawknob control has been relocated over the Great stopjambs - along with an added Zimbelstern drawknob. (Database Manager. October 8, 2010)
  • Updated through online information from Paul Dessau. -- date from Bond organ builder's website---http://www.bondorgans.com/gallery_restore_rebuild.html (Database Manager. January 15, 2013)
  • Updated through online information from Paul Dessau. -- date and other info taken from Bond website---- First Presbyterian Whalley & Genung, 1889 Port Townsend, WA 1990 II / 13 stops • 13 ranks restoration website, http://www.bondorgans.com/gallery_complete_list.html (Database Manager. January 21, 2013)
  • Updated through online information from Sean Haley. -- Tonal modifications were performed ca. 1999 by Bond Organ Builders, Inc. of Portland, OR. Bond had performed restorative repairs to the organ ca. 1990-92. (Database Manager. September 18, 2013)
  • Updated through online information from Eamonn Clarke. (Database Manager. January 4, 2016)

Online Documents

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Photographs

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Front of sanctuary with organ. Photograph by Michael Way 2010-10-07
Organ case from left. Photograph by Michael Way 2010-10-07
Keydesk from left. Photograph by Michael Way 2010-10-07
Keydesk & pedalboard. Photograph by Michael Way 2010-10-07
Left stopjamb. Photograph by Michael Way 2010-10-07
Right stopjamb. Photograph by Michael Way 2010-10-07
Added zimbelstern. Photograph by Michael Way 2010-10-07

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Stoplist

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