The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Fullerton Presbyterian Church / Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church
600 W. Fullerton Pkwy
Chicago, Illinois 60614

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 7042.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 93, 1988-11-06.


Status and Condition

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original state.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 4, 2017.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 26 stops. 26 ranks. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. Flat straight pedalboard. Combination action toe studs.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1996 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Bldg. was Fullerton Ave. Presbyterian. Merger of Christ, Covenant and Fullerton Ave. Wind system replaced by Roderer Organ Co. Renovated by Prairie Organ Co. 1980's. Restoration completed 1986 by Bradford Organ Co, including double-rise reservoir to replace Roderer wind system. Additional repairs to be made c. 1997. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated by Barry Smith, who has heard or played the organ. In addition Barry Smith gave this as a source of information: I am the organ curator, and substitute organist.
    Many mechanical and pipework improvements were completed in fall 1998 and winter 1999. In 2004, the facade pipes were stripped and repainted to match the original base color. As part of the extensive building renovations of the 2004-7 Capital Campaign, the sanctuary was air conditioned, the carpeting in the chancel and the rear of the sanctuary was removed, and in June 2007, the organ was thoroughly cleaned, with most pipes removed and washed in a cattle trough.
    As of 2017, organ is in good condition and in regular use. (Steven E. Lawson. May 4, 2017)

Online Documents

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Bibliography

  • [Unattributed]. "Johnson & Son, Opus 690, 1888," The Stopt Diapason (Vol. 1, No. 2 [April 1980], pp. 1&4). [stoplist, description, history]
  • Aylesworth, William C.. "The 1888 Johnson Organ, Chicago, Illinois," The Stopt Diapason (Vol. 2, No. 3 [June 1981] pp.5-11). [history, description, stoplist, photograph]

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Photographs

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Pedalboard and Expression Pedal. Photograph by Sharon R. Peterson 2015-12-06
OHS Historic Citation. Photograph by Sharon R. Peterson 2015-12-06

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.

  • Fullerton Presbyterian Church, Chicago/Now Lincoln Park Presbyterian
    1888 Johnson & Son, Op. 690
    (Stoplist: David Schnute from T 10:4:5)
    
    GREAT
    8' Open diapason
    8' Melodia
    8' Viola da gamba
    8' Dulciana
    4' Octave
    4' Flute d'amour
    2-2/3' Twelfth
    2' Super octave
    8' Trumpet
    
    SWELL
    16' Bourdon bass
    16' Bourdon
    8' Open diapason
    8' Stopped diapason
    8' Viola
    8' Aeoline
    8' Voix celeste
    4' Flute harmonique
    4' Violin
    III Cornet dolce
    8' Cornopean
    8' Bassoon
    8' Oboe
    8' Vox humana
    Tremolo
    
    PEDAL
    16' Double open diapason
    16' Bourdon
    8' Violoncello
    
    /ds/
    
    
  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.