The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Baptist Congregational
60 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60612_

MrCory Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 7049.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 280, 2002-07-01.


Status and Condition

Renovation, restoration, or revision is in progress.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition June 14, 2011.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 7 divisions. 121 stops. 81 ranks. 5466 pipes.

Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Stop keys on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1995 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Main bldg. for merger of 1st Cong.l and Union Park Cong., as 1st Congregational. Bldg. acquired by 1st Baptist Cong. in 1970. Behind casework of 1871 Hook & Hastings Op. 578 (7 H & H ranks in organ). (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through on-line information from Arthur D. Griffin. -- A Kimball pipe organ was commissioned and donated as a gift by the Andrew & Mary Dole. It became the largest totally enclosed organ in the country, if not the world. The new, larger organ retained much of the Hook and Hastings casework, its entire façade and some of its interior pipe work, revoiced. The Kimball organ was dedicated on Sunday, October 9, 1927 and was immediately used for community concerts as well as for worship services. (Database Manager. February 9, 2007)
  • Updated through on-line information from Ronald Crowl. (Database Manager. June 14, 2011)

Online Documents

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Bibliography

  • [Unattributed]. "Chicago Chapter AGO: Architectural Tour and Organ Crawl," The Stopt Diapason (Vol. 1, No. 3 [June 1980], pp. 1-13). [descriptions, stoplists, brief histories, chronologies]

Related Database Entries

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Other Websites

  • Untitled [Church web site]. Photograph, description. Additional information on the organ and the current organist..[Last accessed 2007-02-09.]

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Photographs

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist taken from console and private notes/recordings - October, 1969

  • W.W. KIMBALL CO.
    New First Congregational Church
    Chicago, Illinois
    KPO 6949 – 1927 
    
    	GREAT: Expressive
    
    16’	Open Diapason 12
    16’	Bourdon 73
    8’	First Open Diapason 73
    8’	Second Open Diapason 73
    8’	Third Open Diapason 73
    8’	Doppel Flute 73
    8’	Gamba 73
    8’	Gemshorn 73
    8’	Gemshorn Celeste 73
    4’	Octave 12
    4’	Flute Harmonic 12
    2-2/3’	Twelfth 73
    2’	Fifteenth 73
    1-3/5’	Seventeenth 61
    1-1/3’	Nineteenth 61
    1-1/7’	Septieme 61
    1’	Twenty-Second 61
    IV rk.	Mixture (collective)
    16’	Double Trombone 12
    8’	Tromba 73
    8’	Trumpet 73
    4’	Clarion 12
    	Tremolo
    8’	Chimes ECHO
    	Celesta CH
    	Sub
    	Unison Off
    	Super
    
    	SWELL: Expressive
    
    16’	Bourdon 12
    8’	Open Diapason 73
    8’	Violin Diapason 73
    8’	Clarabella 73
    8’	Viola da Gamba 73
    8’	Viola Celeste 73
    8’	Stopped Flute 73
    8’	Salicional 73
    8’	Vox Celeste 73
    8’	Aeoline 73
    4’	Octave 73
    4’	Flute 12
    4’	Violina 73
    2-2/3’	Twelfth 7
    2’	Flautino 5
    IV rk.	Solo Dolce Cornet 12.15.17.19 244
    16’	Contra Posaune 73
    16’	Contra Fagotto 12
    8’	Cornopean 73
    8’	Oboe 73
    8’	Vox Humana 61
    4’	Tromba Clarion 73
    4’	Oboe Clarion 12
    	Tremolo
    	Vox Vibrato
    	Celesta Sub CH
    	Celesta CH
    	Sub
    	Unison Off
    	Super
    
    	CHOIR: Expressive
    
    16’	Contra Salicional 73
    8’	English Diapason 73
    8’	Concert Flute 73
    8’	Stopped Diapasonj 73
    8’	Flauto Dolce 73
    8’	Flute Celeste 61
    8’	Dolce 73
    8’	Unda Maris 73
    4’	Fugara 73
    4’	Flute d’Amour 73
    2-2/3’	Nazard 73
    2’	Piccolo 73
    1-3/5’	Tierce 61
    8’	Clarinet 73
    8’	Orchestral Oboe 73
    	Tremolo
    	Celesta
    	Octave Celesta
    	Sub
    	Unison Off
    	Super
    
    	SOLO: Expressive
    
    8’	Stentorphone 73
    8’	Melophone 73
    8’	Gross Gamba 73
    4’	Orchestral Flute 73
    16’	Tuba Profunda 12
    8’	Tuba Mirabilis 73
    8’	Tuba 73
    8’	French Horn 73
    8’	English Horn 73
    4’	Tuba Clarion 12
    	Tremolo
    8’	Chimes ECHO
    	Celesta CH
    	Sub
    	Unison Off
    	Super
    
    	ANTIPHONAL: Expressive
    
    8’	Open Diapason 73
    8’	Gross Flute 73
    8’	Rohr Flute 73
    8’	Viola 73
    8’	Viola Celeste 73
    8’	Horn 73
    	Tremolo
    	Sub
    	Super
    	Antiphonal on Swell
    	Main Organ Off
    
    	ECHO: Expressive
    
    16’	Lieblich Gedeckt 73
    8’	Fern Flute 73
    8’	Flute Celeste 61
    8’	Viola Aetheria 73
    4’	Wald Flute 73
    8’	Corno d’Amour 73
    8’	Vox Humana 61
    	Tremolo
    	Vox Vibrato
    8’	Chimes
    	Sub
    	Super
    	Echo on Solo
    	Main Organ Off
    
    	PEDAL: Expressive
    
    32’	Diaphone 12
    32’	Acoustic Bass RES
    16’	Diaphone 32
    16’	First Open Diapason 32
    16’	Second Open Diapason GT
    16’	Violone 32
    16’	First Bourdon 32
    16’	Second Bourdon GT
    16’	Contra Salicional CH
    16’	Lieblich Gedeckt SW
    16’	Antiphonal Contra Bass 12
    16’	Antiphonal Contra Viola 12
    16’	Echo Lieblich Gedeckt ECHO
    8’	Octave 12
    8’	Flute 12
    8’	Cello 12
    8’	Still Gedeckt SW
    4’	Super Octave 12
    4’	Flute 12
    32’	Bombarde 12-SO
    16’	Ophiecleide 32
    16’	Tuba SO
    16’	Trombone GT
    16’	Contra Posaune SW
    16’	Bassoon SW’
    8’	Tromba 12
    8’	Trumpet GT
    4’	Clarion 12
    
    [Received from Ronald Crowl 2011-06-14.]
  • Stoplist taken from console and private notes/recordings - October, 1969 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.