The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Fox Theatre
660 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Main Theatre

OHS Database ID 8171.

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Awards

This organ was presented Historic Pipe Organ Award number 414 on 2013-07-02 and received the designation Landmark of American Organbuilding. An image of the award certificate may be seen here.


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 2013-07-06.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 9 divisions. 387 stops. 38 registers. 42 ranks.

The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Horseshoe style console. The console is on a lift.

Stop keys in horseshoe curves. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position. Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1996. (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)
  • Cost $42,000. In 5 chambers. 10-Rank ethereal/string div. (echo). (Nelson shows 387 reg.). Console on lift, stage right. (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)
  • (Database Manager. 2006-11-04)
  • Updated through on-line information from Ralph W. Daniel. -- The Ethereal division is located in a chamber on the upper section of the right (north) organ grille, not at the back of the auditorium or above the proscenium, as many rumors would have it. (Database Manager. 2007-08-09)
  • Updated through on-line information from John Tanner. -- The 12 notes of the 32'Diaphones are installed in an area between the organ chambers and the interior walls of the auditorium. 6 pipes are installed on one side of the auditorium and 6 pipes on the other side. these pipes speak on 25" of wind. The 35 horsepower kinetic blower was replaced in the late 1980's with a new 70 horsepower Spencer Blower. Also a Baldwin player Grand piano was added in 1963. This piano was originally installed on the Kilgen organ in the Piccadily Theater Chicago. (Database Manager. 2009-02-08)

Online Documents

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Bibliography

  • [Unattributed]. "Cover Photo," The Tracker (Vol. 57, No. 4 [Fall 2013]). [Photograph on cover; caption on page 5]

Related Database Entries

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Other Websites

  • The Fox Theatre - Atlanta. Extensive site, with photographs, history, and links to specifications and performance calendar.[Last accessed 2007-08-09.]

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Stoplist

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