The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Greenstone/Pullman United Methodist Church
11211 S. St. Lawrence Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60628

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 5494.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 49, 1984-08-22.


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 is used occasionally.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 1, 2016.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 23 stops. 24 ranks. 1260 pipes.

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.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1984 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Originally called Greenstone Church. Rebuilt (or restored?) by Roderer 1967. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Citations Chairman Stephen Schnurr reports the congregation merged with two others and is now known as the Greenstone United Methodist Church, using the Pullman church building. (James Cook. February 22, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from T. Daniel Hancock. -- The Stopt Diapason, October 1982, reports that the Trumpet and Clarionet are both enclosed in the Swell box, and that the Clarionet only goes to tenor-c. There are three couplers. (Database Manager. November 2, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from Pastor Luther C. Mason.
    For an organ built over 132 years ago, it still has great sound and beauty, the Greenstone UMC, doesn't have a regular organist to play every Sunday, but has a couple guest organist that play on special occasions. (Database Manager. January 1, 2016)

Online Documents

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Bibliography

  • Friesen, Michael D.. "The 100th Anniversary of the Pullman Steere & Turner Organ," The Stopt Diapason (Vol. 3, No. 5 [October 1982], pp. 3-7). [history, description, stoplist, photograph]

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Photographs

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Church Exterior. Photograph by Pastor Luther C. Mason
Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Organ Case. (1890's) Archival Photograph; image courtesy of Pastor Luther C. Mason
Console. Photograph by Pastor Luther C. Mason 2015-12-23
Builder's Name Stencil. Photograph by Pastor Luther C. Mason 2015-12-23
Organ Case. Photograph by Pastor Luther C. Mason 2015-12-23
Console. Photograph by Pastor Luther C. Mason 2015-12-23
Pipework. Photograph by Pastor Luther C. Mason 2015-12-23
Pipework. Photograph by Pastor Luther C. Mason 2015-12-23
Organ Interior Tracker Action. Photograph by Pastor Luther Mason 2015-12-23
Organ Interior Tracker Action. Photograph by Pastor Luther Mason 2015-12-23

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Stoplist

When they are available, stoplists for organs are included in the Database. To make corrections in stoplists that you see here, please send details via e-mail to stoplists@organsociety.org rather than submitting a new stoplist through our online form.

  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.

  • Pullman Methodist Church, Chicago
    1882 Steere & Turner, Op. 170
    (Stoplist: David Schnute from T 10:4:4)
    
    GREAT
    16' Bourdon [bass?]
    16' Bourdon
    8' Open diapason
    8' Melodia
    8' Dulciana
    4' Octave
    4' Flute d'amour
    2-2/3' Twelfth
    2' Fifteenth
    III Mixture
    8' Trumpet
    8' Clarionet
    
    SWELL
    8' Open diapason
    8' Stopped diapason
    8' Salicional
    8' Aeoline
    4' Flute harmonic
    4' Violina
    2' Flautino
    8' Bassoon
    8' Oboe
    tremolo
    
    PEDAL
    16' Open diapason
    16' Bourdon
    
    /ds/
    
    
  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.