J. Allen Farmer, Inc., 1995.
Originally built by Skinner Organ Co. - Opus 248, 1916

OHS Database ID 9781.


Biltmore Estate
One Approach Rd.
Asheville, North Carolina 28803

Dining Room

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 2012-02-03.

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Photographs

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Sketch of Proposed Organ Case. Sketch by Richard Morris Harris; image courtesy of the Library of Congress 1895-04-19
Interior and Pipe Facade. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2000-05-10
Console. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2000-05-10
Close-up of Console. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2000-05-10
Left Drawknobs. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2000-05-10
Right Drawknobs. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2000-05-10
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2000-05-10
Pipe Chamber. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2000-05-10
Interior and Pipe Facade. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2000-05-10
Organ Bench. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2000-05-10

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This organ received OHS Citation number 273, 2001-06-23.


The organ is in a gallery at the rear of the room and some pipes are exposed. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Two manuals.

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Combination action thumb pistons.

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  • Asheville, North Carolina, USA
    Biltmore Estate
    
    E.M. Skinner opus 248, 1916
    Installed by J. Allen Farmer, 1995 - 1999
    
    
    GREAT  [Enclosed]     pipes     SWELL [Duplexed from Great]   PEDAL [Unenclosed]   pipes
    
    8' First Diapason      61       8' First Diapason             16' Diapason          32 [many in casework]
    8' Concert Flute       61       8' Concert Flute              16' Bourdon           32
    8' Salicional          61       8' Salicional                 16' Leiblich Gedeckt  32
    8' Voix Celestes       61       8' Voix Celestes              8'  Gedeckt           12 [ext. Bourdon]
    8' Spitz Floete        61       8' Spitz Floete               8'  Still Gedeckt     12 [ext. Leiblich Gedeckt]
       Flute Celeste [t.c] 49          Flute Celeste [t.c]
    4' Octave              61       4' Octave                     COUPLERS  [Drawknobs in Nameboard]
    4' Flute               61       4' Flute
    8' Cornopean           61       8' Cornopean                  Great to Pedal      
    8' French Horn         61       8' French Horn                Swell to Pedal
    8' Flügel Horn         61       8' Flügel Horn                Swell to Pedal 4'
    8' Clarinet            61       8' Clarinet                   Swell to Great
    8' Vox Humana          61       8' Vox Humana                 Swell 16'
       Celesta             61 Bars     Chimes                     Swell 4'
       Celesta Sup                     Tremolo                    Swell to Great 16'
       Tremolo                                                    Swell to Great 4'
     
    COMBINATION ACTION   adjustable and visibly moving the stopknobs
    
    Swell    1-2-3-4
    Great    1-2-3-4
    Pedal    1-2-3
    Combination Set
    
    
     
    
    
     [Received from Rollie A. Jones 2012-12-25.]