This organ received OHS Citation number 214, 1998-06-26.
Status and Condition
The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition December 7, 2013.
Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.
Four manuals. 5 divisions.
Manual compass is 58 notes.
Pedal compass is 30 notes.
The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front.
Traditional style console with roll top.
The console is in a fixed position, center.
Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement.
AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard.
Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston.
Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud.
Combination action thumb pistons.
Coupler reversible toe studs.
- Status Note: There 1996 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
- Electrified and altered by several builders. A note (by Jim Suttie?) on Roosevelt list says exists, altered. Renovated by I. Morel c. 1969. Chancel. Ash Casework. Cost $30,000. Compass: 58/30. Audsley case design. Originally had water motor. Altered by Moller (old pipework preserved) [was this the 1969 renovation?]. Some changes have been reversed. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
- Updated through online information from Bryan Dunnewald. -- Going to get its fifth console. Being rebuilt and enlarged by Rick Morell and Associates. Sweet Sound, not many strings. Getting a festival trumpet and other pipes, and possibly 32' bombard. (Database Manager. February 25, 2009)
- Updated through online information from Bryan Dunnewald. (Database Manager. February 28, 2009)
- Updated through online information from Bryan Dunnewald. -- New OSI console in June '09. New Festival Bombarde: July '09. (Database Manager. August 14, 2009)
- Updated through online information from Bryan Dunnewald. -- Renovations Finished Sep. 2009. Rededication by James Ruth. 150th anniversary concert by Sophie Choplin in Nov. 2009. (Database Manager. November 10, 2009)
- Updated through online information from Steven E. Lawson. -- From 1998 OHS Convention Atlas: "The organ has undergone some changes over the years. ... "In 1936, the Roosevelt Swell 8' Vox Humana was replaced with a Möller set; at the same time, the Great and Swell 4' Clarions, the Solo 8' Cor Anglais and 4' [Tuba] Clarion, and the Pedal 16' Trombone and 16' Basson [sic], were disconnected. The contract for this work was signed for the church by A. R. Dowd, Mamie Dowd Eisenhower's father. Two years later, Fred Meunier installed "sweeter" American pipes recycled from the George Foot organ at St. John's Cathedral [Denver] when it was replaced with a new W. W. Kimball organ. The Great 8' Trumpet, $75; Swell 16' Contra Fagotto, $75; 8' Cornopean, $60; 8' Oboe, $65; and Choir 8' Clarinet, $60, were purchased for the indicated prices. With the single exception of the 8' Tuba Mirabilis, the "blazing, metallic" Cavaillé-Coll reeds disappeared, as did all of the Roosevelt reeds. "In 1964, ... Roosevelt reeds removed in 1938, the Swell 8' Cornopean and 4' Clarion, the Great 4' Clarion, and the Choir 8' Clarinet, were replaced with new pipes made and voiced by A. R. Schopp's Sons, Inc. The missing Cavaillé-Coll Solo 4' Tuba Clarion and Great 8' Trumpet were replaced with new pipes made and voiced by Harpfer & Ehrman, pipemakers of Boulay, France. The Solo 8' Cor Anglais, originally a free reed, was replaced with new pipes made and voiced by Geisecke." -- Console has 61/32 compasses (Database Manager. April 28, 2013)
- Updated through online information from Norman Sutphin. -- The OSI console installed by Morel and Associates in 2009 is the third replacement console for this organ. (Database Manager. August 6, 2013)
- Updated through online information from Kem Barney. -- A.R. Doud was not the father of Mamie Eisenhower. Her father's name was John Sheldon Doud (per Wiklipedia) A. R. Doud was a long-time member and historian at Trinity Methodist Church, Denver. (Database Manager. December 7, 2013)
Currently we have no online documents associated with this organ entry.
If you can provide us with digital files of contracts, correspondence, dedication programs, or any similar items,
please follow this link to our document upload form to send them to us.
If you would like more information about documents included in the Database,
please see our Documents Information page.
Related Database Entries
As a matter of best practice, we maintain separate entries each time an organ is modified or relocated.
Click a link to go to descriptions of other phases in this instrument's life.
Clicking on a link will open the website in a new window or tab.
Please note that we are not responsible for dead links.