Photos 3: Saint Louis Scottish Rite Cathedral Organ PLEASE SCROLL DOWN

Saint Louis Scottish Rite Cathedral on Lindell Blvd., view in winter from southwest with 31-story tall Continental Life Bldg. on Olive Street visible in background.
Saint Louis Scottish Rite Cathedral on Lindell Blvd., view in winter from southwest with 31-story tall Continental Life Bldg. on Olive Street visible in background.
Saint Louis Scottish Rite Cathedral, closer view in summer from southwest
Saint Louis Scottish Rite Cathedral, closer view in summer from southwest
Frontage viewed from the west on Lindell Blvd.
Frontage viewed from the west on Lindell Blvd.
Building facade which faces south
Building facade which faces south
Frontage on Lindell Blvd viewed from southeast.
Frontage on Lindell Blvd viewed from southeast.
Auditorium seating and projection booth behind the entrance chute
Auditorium seating and projection booth behind the entrance chute
View of Auditorium ceiling from west wall at 3rd floor level showing rectangular tone grille for Echo chamber, oblong east to west (center)
View of Auditorium ceiling from west wall at 3rd floor level showing rectangular tone grille for Echo chamber, oblong east to west (center)
View of Auditorium floor and seating looking east from 4th floor (Balcony), (L-R) stage, distant  orchestral balcony on 3rd floor level with Antiphonal chamber and tone grille above, double row of mezzanines to the right
View of Auditorium floor and seating looking east from 4th floor (Balcony), (L-R) stage, distant orchestral balcony on 3rd floor level with Antiphonal chamber and tone grille above, double row of mezzanines to the right
View of Auditorium looking east from 3rd floor choir balcony, (L-R) stage, 3rd floor orchestra balcony and tone grilles in east wall, seating
View of Auditorium looking east from 3rd floor choir balcony, (L-R) stage, 3rd floor orchestra balcony and tone grilles in east wall, seating
Wide angle view of Auditorium stage looking north from 4th floor balcony level overlooking sound booth
Wide angle view of Auditorium stage looking north from 4th floor balcony level overlooking sound booth
Gallery (5th floor) view of Auditorium looking west, (L-R) projection booth,  distant 3rd floor choir balcony (center), stage (far Right)
Gallery (5th floor) view of Auditorium looking west, (L-R) projection booth, distant 3rd floor choir balcony (center), stage (far Right)
View of northwest corner of Auditorium and 3rd floor choir balcony from sound booth at 3rd floor level
View of northwest corner of Auditorium and 3rd floor choir balcony from sound booth at 3rd floor level
Wide angle view of Auditorium 3rd floor choir balcony looking northwest from 3rd floor level with distant console and Main chamber tone grilles  above
Wide angle view of Auditorium 3rd floor choir balcony looking northwest from 3rd floor level with distant console and Main chamber tone grilles above
Kimball console in choir balcony with swell shades wide open showing Swell (upper left) clockwise around to Great/Choir (right side, both levels), and Solo (lower left) chambers
Kimball console in choir balcony with swell shades wide open showing Swell (upper left) clockwise around to Great/Choir (right side, both levels), and Solo (lower left) chambers
3rd floor choir balcony and console viewed from Auditorium floor looking west with Main chamber tone grilles on west wall above
3rd floor choir balcony and console viewed from Auditorium floor looking west with Main chamber tone grilles on west wall above
West choir balcony and console viewed from 1st mezzanine (Balcony) at 4th floor level.
West choir balcony and console viewed from 1st mezzanine (Balcony) at 4th floor level.
Zoom view of console from 1st mezzanine (Balcony) at 4th floor level.
Zoom view of console from 1st mezzanine (Balcony) at 4th floor level.
console, zoom view from 3rd floor level
console, zoom view from 3rd floor level
Wide angle view of console and west choir 
balcony from top of west side of 2nd mezzanine (Gallery) at 5th floor level showing open panel on left side of console shell
Wide angle view of console and west choir balcony from top of west side of 2nd mezzanine (Gallery) at 5th floor level showing open panel on left side of console shell
View of console and west choir balcony from west side of 2nd mezzanine (Gallery) at 5th floor level
View of console and west choir balcony from west side of 2nd mezzanine (Gallery) at 5th floor level
Zoom view of console from 1st mezzanine (Balcony) at 5th floor level
Zoom view of console from 1st mezzanine (Balcony) at 5th floor level
Auditorium, console and stage, view from southwest corner of 3rd floor level looking northeast
Auditorium, console and stage, view from southwest corner of 3rd floor level looking northeast
Kimball console, full view
Kimball console, full view
Rare photo of console from 1997 showing side toe stud retrofits (bottom) removed during 2011-2015 rebuild
Rare photo of console from 1997 showing side toe stud retrofits (bottom) removed during 2011-2015 rebuild
Performer's approach view of console flight deck
Performer's approach view of console flight deck
Kimball console, closeup view
Kimball console, closeup view
Console, close-up showing typewriter pistons and double rail of coupler tilting tablets above Solo manual (CLICK PHOTO TO ZOOM AND READ THEM)
Console, close-up showing typewriter pistons and double rail of coupler tilting tablets above Solo manual (CLICK PHOTO TO ZOOM AND READ THEM)
Kimball nameplate, coupler rows, and typewriter pistons (CLICK PHOTO TO ZOOM AND READ THEM)
Kimball nameplate, coupler rows, and typewriter pistons (CLICK PHOTO TO ZOOM AND READ THEM)
Console nameplate above double row of coupler tilting tablets
Console nameplate above double row of coupler tilting tablets
Close-up of console nameplate
Close-up of console nameplate
Console, right stop jamb and drawknobs showing blank Great drawknob  (CLICK PHOTO TO ZOOM AND READ THEM)
Console, right stop jamb and drawknobs showing blank Great drawknob (CLICK PHOTO TO ZOOM AND READ THEM)
Console, right stop jamb and drawknobs with blank Great drawknob removed (CLICK PHOTO TO ZOOM AND READ THEM)
Console, right stop jamb and drawknobs with blank Great drawknob removed (CLICK PHOTO TO ZOOM AND READ THEM)
Console, left stop jamb and drawknobs (CLICK PHOTO TO ZOOM AND READ THEM)
Console, left stop jamb and drawknobs (CLICK PHOTO TO ZOOM AND READ THEM)
Console, left stop jamb and drawknobs (CLICK PHOTO TO ZOOM AND READ THEM)
Console, left stop jamb and drawknobs (CLICK PHOTO TO ZOOM AND READ THEM)
Back of console after rewiring completed
Back of console after rewiring completed
Main chamber, view from north access door at 4th floor level, (L-R) Piano and Bass Drum at lower left, top of Marimba Harp and Great Harmonic Trumpet pipes in background, wind lines and ladder to Great/Choir divisions at 5th floor level (center), pipes of Waldhorn (R) with Great reservoir underneath...
Main chamber, view from north access door at 4th floor level, (L-R) Piano and Bass Drum at lower left, top of Marimba Harp and Great Harmonic Trumpet pipes in background, wind lines and ladder to Great/Choir divisions at 5th floor level (center), pipes of Waldhorn (R) with Great reservoir underneath...
This shows Kimball's zinc wind lines painted, as was their habit, in that funny mustard yellow color.
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, full-size Kimball Piano rescued from the IV/19 Kimball theatre organ of the Saint Louis Theatre seen upon entering access door
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, full-size Kimball Piano rescued from the IV/19 Kimball theatre organ of the Saint Louis Theatre seen upon entering access door
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Piano, Bass Drum, Tom Tom, and wind lines, seen upon entering access door
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Piano, Bass Drum, Tom Tom, and wind lines, seen upon entering access door
Main chamber, Bass Drum and Tom Tom
Main chamber, Bass Drum and Tom Tom
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, close-up of Bass Drum and Tom Tom action
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, close-up of Bass Drum and Tom Tom action
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Marimba Harp, pipes of Great Harmonic Trumpet at rear
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Marimba Harp, pipes of Great Harmonic Trumpet at rear
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, hammers of metal bar Marimba Harp
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, hammers of metal bar Marimba Harp
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Marimba Harp
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Marimba Harp
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, (L-R) Triangle, Tambourine, Snare Drum, extremely rare 4-note Bugle, and Gong, all on top of Marimba Harp, with top of Xylophone at bottom, pipes of Great Harmonic Trumpet at extreme right
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, (L-R) Triangle, Tambourine, Snare Drum, extremely rare 4-note Bugle, and Gong, all on top of Marimba Harp, with top of Xylophone at bottom, pipes of Great Harmonic Trumpet at extreme right
Main chamber, left side, Xylophone (front), Marimba harp (back), top (L-R) Triangle, Tambourine, Snare Drum, extremely rare 4-note bugle, bottom of Gong action, swell shades at rear
Main chamber, left side, Xylophone (front), Marimba harp (back), top (L-R) Triangle, Tambourine, Snare Drum, extremely rare 4-note bugle, bottom of Gong action, swell shades at rear
Main chamber, toy counter (Tambourine, Snare Drum, Castanets, 4-note Bugle, Gong) with marimba
Main chamber, toy counter (Tambourine, Snare Drum, Castanets, 4-note Bugle, Gong) with marimba
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, traps atop Marimba Harp, (L-R) extremely rare 4-note Bugle, Gong and action, pipes of Great Harmonic Trumpet on right, swell shades at rear
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, traps atop Marimba Harp, (L-R) extremely rare 4-note Bugle, Gong and action, pipes of Great Harmonic Trumpet on right, swell shades at rear
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, traps atop Marimba Harp, (L-R) Triangle, Snare drum, Castanets, 4-note Bugle, swell shades at rear
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, traps atop Marimba Harp, (L-R) Triangle, Snare drum, Castanets, 4-note Bugle, swell shades at rear
Main chamber, 4th floor level, extremely rare 4-note bugle, swell shades in rear
Main chamber, 4th floor level, extremely rare 4-note bugle, swell shades in rear
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, close-up view of 4-note Bugle (center), Castanets on left, swell shades at rear
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, close-up view of 4-note Bugle (center), Castanets on left, swell shades at rear
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Xylophone, Marimba Harp at rear
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Xylophone, Marimba Harp at rear
Main chamber, Xylophone with Marimba behind and Harmonic Trumpet boots at right
Main chamber, Xylophone with Marimba behind and Harmonic Trumpet boots at right
Main chamber, right side, 4th floor level, extremely rare labial Waldhorn pipes of Great/Choir, view upon entering access door
Main chamber, right side, 4th floor level, extremely rare labial Waldhorn pipes of Great/Choir, view upon entering access door
Main chamber, right side, 4th floor level, (L-R) pipes of Pedal Bombarde (wood), English Diapason (center), Waldhorn (right)
Main chamber, right side, 4th floor level, (L-R) pipes of Pedal Bombarde (wood), English Diapason (center), Waldhorn (right)
Main chamber, 4th floor level, view from floor, pipes of English Diapason (left), Waldhorn (center)
Main chamber, 4th floor level, view from floor, pipes of English Diapason (left), Waldhorn (center)
Main chamber, 4th floor level, mouths of scale 42 English Diapason pipes showing leathered upper lips
Main chamber, 4th floor level, mouths of scale 42 English Diapason pipes showing leathered upper lips
Main chamber, 4th floor level, mouths and feet of Principal Diapason (wood), 5th floor level windchest for Pedal Bombarde above -- all wood pipes  and windchests made of No. 1 pine and given 2 coats of shellac
Main chamber, 4th floor level, mouths and feet of Principal Diapason (wood), 5th floor level windchest for Pedal Bombarde above -- all wood pipes and windchests made of No. 1 pine and given 2 coats of shellac
Main chamber, right side, 4th floor level, mouths and feet of Principal Diapason (wood), 5th floor level windchest for Pedal Bombarde above
Main chamber, right side, 4th floor level, mouths and feet of Principal Diapason (wood), 5th floor level windchest for Pedal Bombarde above
Main chamber, right side, 4th floor level, new solid state uniflex relay output boards installed during 2011-2015 rebuild, edge of blower room door on extreme right.
Main chamber, right side, 4th floor level, new solid state uniflex relay output boards installed during 2011-2015 rebuild, edge of blower room door on extreme right.
View of new uniflex relay output boards with front cover removed
View of new uniflex relay output boards with front cover removed
Main chamber, right side, 4th floor level, view from blower room door of part of the original Kimball relay/switching system now disconnected but left in place, ladder to Swell at extreme right (CON'T ON PAGE TWO)
Main chamber, right side, 4th floor level, view from blower room door of part of the original Kimball relay/switching system now disconnected but left in place, ladder to Swell at extreme right (CON'T ON PAGE TWO)
Main chamber, right side, 4th floor level, blower plant, Spencer 30 hp blower and housing, view from door of blower room
Main chamber, right side, 4th floor level, blower plant, Spencer 30 hp blower and housing, view from door of blower room
Main chamber, right side, 4th floor level, blower plant, Spencer 30 hp blower and housing, view from inside blower room, blower tag visible on outside, 1200 rpm, 17" low side, 32" high side, more than enough for whole organ, supplies even the Antiphonal 180 ft. away
Main chamber, right side, 4th floor level, blower plant, Spencer 30 hp blower and housing, view from inside blower room, blower tag visible on outside, 1200 rpm, 17" low side, 32" high side, more than enough for whole organ, supplies even the Antiphonal 180 ft. away
Spencer blower tag
Spencer blower tag
Main chamber, 4th floor level, close-up view of blower tag
Main chamber, 4th floor level, close-up view of blower tag
Main chamber, 25 inch regulator for Pedal Bombarde
Main chamber, 25 inch regulator for Pedal Bombarde
Main chamber, right side, 4th floor level, lid on air reservoir for Bombarde pipes voiced on 25 inches of wind pressure
Main chamber, right side, 4th floor level, lid on air reservoir for Bombarde pipes voiced on 25 inches of wind pressure
Main chamber, 4th floor level, pipes of Pedal Contra Bombarde (wood, mitred) lined up against west wall
Main chamber, 4th floor level, pipes of Pedal Contra Bombarde (wood, mitred) lined up against west wall
main chamber, right side, 5th floor level, passageboard to and bottom octave of Pedal Contra Bombarde (wood pipes), viewed from above (streaking caused by water stains from old leaks)
main chamber, right side, 5th floor level, passageboard to and bottom octave of Pedal Contra Bombarde (wood pipes), viewed from above (streaking caused by water stains from old leaks)
Main chamber, 4th floor level, Pedal Bombarde pipes (wood) against west wall, ladders on left, pipes of Principal Diapason (wood, top), view from floor level (streaking caused by water stains from old leaks)
Main chamber, 4th floor level, Pedal Bombarde pipes (wood) against west wall, ladders on left, pipes of Principal Diapason (wood, top), view from floor level (streaking caused by water stains from old leaks)
Main chamber, 4th floor level, (L-R) Pedal Bombarde (wood) against west wall, Principal Diapason (wood), view from floor (streaking caused by water stains from old leaks)
Main chamber, 4th floor level, (L-R) Pedal Bombarde (wood) against west wall, Principal Diapason (wood), view from floor (streaking caused by water stains from old leaks)
Main chamber, 4th floor level looking up at 5th floor level, (L-R) pipes of Principal Diapason (wood), Pedal Bombarde (metal, center), view from floor (streaking caused by water stains from old leaks)
Main chamber, 4th floor level looking up at 5th floor level, (L-R) pipes of Principal Diapason (wood), Pedal Bombarde (metal, center), view from floor (streaking caused by water stains from old leaks)
(CON'T FROM PAGE 1) Main chamber, 5th floor level, view from west wall near northwest corner facing east, pipes of Pedal Bombarde (wood & metal)
(CON'T FROM PAGE 1) Main chamber, 5th floor level, view from west wall near northwest corner facing east, pipes of Pedal Bombarde (wood & metal)
Main chamber, 4th floor level top section, view of west wall looking upward from Choir Tibia Minor offset chest (bottom), (L-R) pipes of Clarinet (far left), Orchestral Oboe, Concert Flute (Pedal Bourdon, wood), Pedal Contra Bombarde (wood, background), Waldhorn & English Diapason (far right)
Main chamber, 4th floor level top section, view of west wall looking upward from Choir Tibia Minor offset chest (bottom), (L-R) pipes of Clarinet (far left), Orchestral Oboe, Concert Flute (Pedal Bourdon, wood), Pedal Contra Bombarde (wood, background), Waldhorn & English Diapason (far right)
Main chamber, 4th floor level top section, view of north wall from swell shades, (L-R) pipes of Concert Flute (Pedal Bourdon, wood), Waldhorn (background), Orchestral Oboe, Clarinet, Viola, Unda Maris, Dulciana, tips of Tibia Minor (wood, lower right corner)
Main chamber, 4th floor level top section, view of north wall from swell shades, (L-R) pipes of Concert Flute (Pedal Bourdon, wood), Waldhorn (background), Orchestral Oboe, Clarinet, Viola, Unda Maris, Dulciana, tips of Tibia Minor (wood, lower right corner)
Main chamber, 4th floor level top section, Choir chest and offset Tibia Minor chest in northeast corner, view from swell shades, (L-R) Tibia Minor bass pipes, passageboard and railing, Orchestral Oboe, Clarinet, Viola, Unda Maris, Dulciana (lower left, Tibia Minor treble pipes (wood)
Main chamber, 4th floor level top section, Choir chest and offset Tibia Minor chest in northeast corner, view from swell shades, (L-R) Tibia Minor bass pipes, passageboard and railing, Orchestral Oboe, Clarinet, Viola, Unda Maris, Dulciana (lower left, Tibia Minor treble pipes (wood)
Main chamber, northeast corner, 4th floor level, mouths of Tibia Minor bass pipes on offset chest
Main chamber, northeast corner, 4th floor level, mouths of Tibia Minor bass pipes on offset chest
Main chamber, 4th floor level top section, view from south end of Choir chest looking north, (L) pipes of Concert Flute (Pedal Bourdon, wood) on offset chest, (center) bass pipes of Tibia Minor on offset chest
Main chamber, 4th floor level top section, view from south end of Choir chest looking north, (L) pipes of Concert Flute (Pedal Bourdon, wood) on offset chest, (center) bass pipes of Tibia Minor on offset chest
Main chamber, Choir chest, view from swell shades, bottom to top Tibia Minor (wood, facing shades), Viola, Unda Maris, Dulciana, Clarinet, Orchestral Oboe
Main chamber, Choir chest, view from swell shades, bottom to top Tibia Minor (wood, facing shades), Viola, Unda Maris, Dulciana, Clarinet, Orchestral Oboe
Main chamber, 5th floor level, view of Choir chest from north wall, (L-R) Tibia Minor (wood), Dulciana, Unda Maris, Viola, Clarinet, Orchestral Oboe (rackboard streaked from water stains from 1998)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, view of Choir chest from north wall, (L-R) Tibia Minor (wood), Dulciana, Unda Maris, Viola, Clarinet, Orchestral Oboe (rackboard streaked from water stains from 1998)
Main chamber, 4th floor level top section, Choir chest, (L-R) swell shades facing east, pipes of Tibia Minor (wood, lower left corner), Dulciana, Unda Maris, Viola, Clarinet, Orchestral Oboe
Main chamber, 4th floor level top section, Choir chest, (L-R) swell shades facing east, pipes of Tibia Minor (wood, lower left corner), Dulciana, Unda Maris, Viola, Clarinet, Orchestral Oboe
Main chamber, 5th floor level, view of Choir chest facing west, (top to bottom) swell shades, pipes of Tibia Minor (wood), Dulciana, Unda Maris, Viola, Clarinet, Orchestral Oboe (rackboard streaked from water stains from 1998)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, view of Choir chest facing west, (top to bottom) swell shades, pipes of Tibia Minor (wood), Dulciana, Unda Maris, Viola, Clarinet, Orchestral Oboe (rackboard streaked from water stains from 1998)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, close-up view of Choir chest, (L-R) pipes of Orchestral Oboe, Clarinet, Viola, Unda Maris, Dulciana
Main chamber, 5th floor level, close-up view of Choir chest, (L-R) pipes of Orchestral Oboe, Clarinet, Viola, Unda Maris, Dulciana
Main chamber, left side, Choir division pipes, 5 ranks in spotted metal, (L-R) Orchestral Oboe, Clarinet (w/ties), Viola, Unda Maris, Dulciana, Tibia Minor (wood)
Main chamber, left side, Choir division pipes, 5 ranks in spotted metal, (L-R) Orchestral Oboe, Clarinet (w/ties), Viola, Unda Maris, Dulciana, Tibia Minor (wood)
Main chamber, 4th floor level top section, view of west wall and Choir pipes in northeast corner, (L-R) Orchestral Oboe, Clarinet, Viola, Unda Maris, Dulciana, Tibia Minor (wood, lower right corner), swell shades facing east
Main chamber, 4th floor level top section, view of west wall and Choir pipes in northeast corner, (L-R) Orchestral Oboe, Clarinet, Viola, Unda Maris, Dulciana, Tibia Minor (wood, lower right corner), swell shades facing east
Main chamber, 5th floor level, view of northeast corner from Great front chest and swell shades, (L-R) pipes of Gamba, scale 38 Principal Diapason (center bottom), Choir Dulciana (north wall), Tibia Minor (wood), wind lines, ladder to shutter motors, swell shades facing east
Main chamber, 5th floor level, view of northeast corner from Great front chest and swell shades, (L-R) pipes of Gamba, scale 38 Principal Diapason (center bottom), Choir Dulciana (north wall), Tibia Minor (wood), wind lines, ladder to shutter motors, swell shades facing east
Main chamber, 5th floor level, view of Great front chest /Choir pipes looking northeast from Great rear chest, (L-R front row) Harmonic Trumpet, scale 42 English Diapason, Concert Flute (wood), Gamba, Principal Diapason, shutter motors and swell shades facing east, (L-R back row) Orchestral Oboe, Cl...
Main chamber, 5th floor level, view of Great front chest /Choir pipes looking northeast from Great rear chest, (L-R front row) Harmonic Trumpet, scale 42 English Diapason, Concert Flute (wood), Gamba, Principal Diapason, shutter motors and swell shades facing east, (L-R back row) Orchestral Oboe, Cl...
Main chamber, 5th floor level, pipes of Great rear chest looking northwest, (L-R) Principal Diapason (wood), Harmonic Trumpet, Pedal Contra Bombarde (wood) & Clarion (metal) in background), scale 42 English Diapason, Concert Flute (Pedal Bourdon, wood, background), Waldhorn (lower right corner)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, pipes of Great rear chest looking northwest, (L-R) Principal Diapason (wood), Harmonic Trumpet, Pedal Contra Bombarde (wood) & Clarion (metal) in background), scale 42 English Diapason, Concert Flute (Pedal Bourdon, wood, background), Waldhorn (lower right corner)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Great rear chest, (L-R) pipes of Principal Diapason (wood, background), Harmonic Trumpet, Pedal Contra Bombarde (wood, background), Concert Flute (Pedal Bourdon, wood, background), scale 42 English Diapason, Concert Flute (wood)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Great rear chest, (L-R) pipes of Principal Diapason (wood, background), Harmonic Trumpet, Pedal Contra Bombarde (wood, background), Concert Flute (Pedal Bourdon, wood, background), scale 42 English Diapason, Concert Flute (wood)
Main chamber, 4th floor level top section, view looking northwest from Great front chest, (L-R) pipes of Principal Diapason (wood), Harmonic Trumpet, scale 42 English Diapason, Concert Flute (Pedal Bourdon. wood), Pedal Contra Bombarde (wood) & Clarion (metal) in background
Main chamber, 4th floor level top section, view looking northwest from Great front chest, (L-R) pipes of Principal Diapason (wood), Harmonic Trumpet, scale 42 English Diapason, Concert Flute (Pedal Bourdon. wood), Pedal Contra Bombarde (wood) & Clarion (metal) in background
Main chamber, 5th floor level, view of northwest corner looking upward from Great front chest, (L-R) Principal Diapason (wood), Pedal Contra Bombarde (wood, background) & Clarion (metal, background), Harmonic Trumpet (foreground), Concert Flute (Pedal Bourdon, wood, far right)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, view of northwest corner looking upward from Great front chest, (L-R) Principal Diapason (wood), Pedal Contra Bombarde (wood, background) & Clarion (metal, background), Harmonic Trumpet (foreground), Concert Flute (Pedal Bourdon, wood, far right)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, view of west wall from front of Great front chest, (L-R) Harmonic Trumpet and Swell access door (lower left corner), ladder, Principal Diapason (wood), Pedal Contra Bombarde (wood, background), Harmonic Trumpet, Gemshorn, Gamba, and scale 38 Principal Diapason (lower r...
Main chamber, 5th floor level, view of west wall from front of Great front chest, (L-R) Harmonic Trumpet and Swell access door (lower left corner), ladder, Principal Diapason (wood), Pedal Contra Bombarde (wood, background), Harmonic Trumpet, Gemshorn, Gamba, and scale 38 Principal Diapason (lower r...
Main chamber, 5th floor level, view of west wall from Great front chest, (front to back) pipes of Principal Diapason, Gamba, Harmonic Trumpet, Principal Diapason (wood, center), Pedal Contra Bombarde (wood, background), Concert Flute (Pedal Bourdon, wood, on right)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, view of west wall from Great front chest, (front to back) pipes of Principal Diapason, Gamba, Harmonic Trumpet, Principal Diapason (wood, center), Pedal Contra Bombarde (wood, background), Concert Flute (Pedal Bourdon, wood, on right)
Main chamber, tops of 32' Contra Bombarde (rear wall) and 16' Open Wood Diapason
Main chamber, tops of 32' Contra Bombarde (rear wall) and 16' Open Wood Diapason
Main chamber, 5th floor level, view of west wall from Great front chest, (L-R) ladder, pipes of Principal Diapason (wood, foreground), Pedal Contra Bombarde (wood, background), Harmonic Trumpet (lower right corner), Concert Flute (Pedal Bourdon, wood, far right)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, view of west wall from Great front chest, (L-R) ladder, pipes of Principal Diapason (wood, foreground), Pedal Contra Bombarde (wood, background), Harmonic Trumpet (lower right corner), Concert Flute (Pedal Bourdon, wood, far right)
Main chamber, 4th floor level top section looking west, pipes of Principal Diapason (wood), Pedal Contra Bombarde (wood, background), Harmonic Trumpet, and Swell access door and ladder at 6th floor level (left)
Main chamber, 4th floor level top section looking west, pipes of Principal Diapason (wood), Pedal Contra Bombarde (wood, background), Harmonic Trumpet, and Swell access door and ladder at 6th floor level (left)
Main chamber, 4th floor level top section, Great rear chest, (L-R) pipes of Waldhorn (lower left corner), Concert Flute (wood), scale 42 English Diapason, Harmonic Trumpet, Principal Diapason (wood), ladder and 6th floor level Swell access door (background)
Main chamber, 4th floor level top section, Great rear chest, (L-R) pipes of Waldhorn (lower left corner), Concert Flute (wood), scale 42 English Diapason, Harmonic Trumpet, Principal Diapason (wood), ladder and 6th floor level Swell access door (background)
Main chamber, 4th floor level top section, view from Great front chest looking southwest, (L-R) pipes of Tromba, Waldhorn, Concert Flute (wood), scale 42 English Diapason, Harmonic Trumpet, Principal Diapason (wood), ladder and 6th floor level Swell access door (background)
Main chamber, 4th floor level top section, view from Great front chest looking southwest, (L-R) pipes of Tromba, Waldhorn, Concert Flute (wood), scale 42 English Diapason, Harmonic Trumpet, Principal Diapason (wood), ladder and 6th floor level Swell access door (background)
Main chamber, 4th floor level top section, view of Great front and rear chests from swell shades, (L-R) front chest Concert Flute (wood), Gemshorn, Harmonic Trumpet, rear chest Tromba, Waldhorn, Concert Flute (wood), scale 42 English Diapason,      Harmonic Trumpet, Swell access door and ladder at 6...
Main chamber, 4th floor level top section, view of Great front and rear chests from swell shades, (L-R) front chest Concert Flute (wood), Gemshorn, Harmonic Trumpet, rear chest Tromba, Waldhorn, Concert Flute (wood), scale 42 English Diapason, Harmonic Trumpet, Swell access door and ladder at 6...
Main chamber, 4th floor level top section, view of Great front chest looking south from swell shades, (L-R) swell shades opening east, pipes of scale 38 Principal Diapason, Gamba, Concert Flute (wood), tips of Gemshorn, Principal Diapason (far right, foreground)
Main chamber, 4th floor level top section, view of Great front chest looking south from swell shades, (L-R) swell shades opening east, pipes of scale 38 Principal Diapason, Gamba, Concert Flute (wood), tips of Gemshorn, Principal Diapason (far right, foreground)
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level top section, Great rear chest, (L-R) Tromba, Waldhorn, Concert Flute (wood), scale 42 English Diapason, Harmonic Trumpet, Principal Diapason (wood, upper right)
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level top section, Great rear chest, (L-R) Tromba, Waldhorn, Concert Flute (wood), scale 42 English Diapason, Harmonic Trumpet, Principal Diapason (wood, upper right)
Main chamber, 4th floor level top section, view of Great rear chest from swell shades, (L-R) pipes of Concert Flute (wood), scale 42 English Diapason, Harmonic Trumpet, Principal Diapason (wood, upper right corner) passageboard (lower right)
Main chamber, 4th floor level top section, view of Great rear chest from swell shades, (L-R) pipes of Concert Flute (wood), scale 42 English Diapason, Harmonic Trumpet, Principal Diapason (wood, upper right corner) passageboard (lower right)
Main chamber, 4th floor level top section, Great rear chest, (top to bottom) pipes of scale 42 English Diapason, Concert Flute (wood), Waldhorn, Tromba
Main chamber, 4th floor level top section, Great rear chest, (top to bottom) pipes of scale 42 English Diapason, Concert Flute (wood), Waldhorn, Tromba
Main chamber, 4th floor level, top section, (L-R) pipes of scale 38 Principal Diapason (metal & wood), Tromba, Waldhorn, Concert Flute (wood)
Main chamber, 4th floor level, top section, (L-R) pipes of scale 38 Principal Diapason (metal & wood), Tromba, Waldhorn, Concert Flute (wood)
Main chamber, 4th floor level, top section, Great rear chest, (top to bottom) pipes of Concert Flute (metal & wood), Waldhorn, Tromba
Main chamber, 4th floor level, top section, Great rear chest, (top to bottom) pipes of Concert Flute (metal & wood), Waldhorn, Tromba
Main chamber, 4th floor level, top section, view of Great rear chest facing west, pipes of scale 42 English Diapason and Concert Flute (wood) in lower left corner, Harmonic Trumpet, Principal Diapason (wood, background)
Main chamber, 4th floor level, top section, view of Great rear chest facing west, pipes of scale 42 English Diapason and Concert Flute (wood) in lower left corner, Harmonic Trumpet, Principal Diapason (wood, background)
Main chamber, 4th floor level, top section, view of Great rear chest from swell shades, (front to back) Concert Flute (wood), scale 42 English Diapason, Harmonic Trumpet, Principal Diapason (wood, background)
Main chamber, 4th floor level, top section, view of Great rear chest from swell shades, (front to back) Concert Flute (wood), scale 42 English Diapason, Harmonic Trumpet, Principal Diapason (wood, background)
Main chamber, 4th floor level, top section, Great front chest pipes, (L-R) swell shades, scale 38 Principal Diapason, Gamba, Concert Flute (wood), Gemshorn, Harmonic Trumpet
Main chamber, 4th floor level, top section, Great front chest pipes, (L-R) swell shades, scale 38 Principal Diapason, Gamba, Concert Flute (wood), Gemshorn, Harmonic Trumpet
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Great front chest, (L-R) swell shades, pipes of scale 38 Principal Diapason, Gamba, Concert Flute (wood), Gemshorn, Harmonic Trumpet
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Great front chest, (L-R) swell shades, pipes of scale 38 Principal Diapason, Gamba, Concert Flute (wood), Gemshorn, Harmonic Trumpet
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Great front chest and passageboard, (L-R) scale 38 Principal Diapason, Gamba, Concert Flute (wood), Gemshorn, Harmonic Trumpet, swell shades (upper left)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Great front chest and passageboard, (L-R) scale 38 Principal Diapason, Gamba, Concert Flute (wood), Gemshorn, Harmonic Trumpet, swell shades (upper left)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, view of Great front chest pipes from 6th level Swell access door, Harmonic Trumpet in foreground,  swell shades made of chestnut in background
Main chamber, 5th floor level, view of Great front chest pipes from 6th level Swell access door, Harmonic Trumpet in foreground, swell shades made of chestnut in background
Main chamber, view of northeast corner of 4th floor top section from 5th floor Swell access door, (L-R) pipes of Concert Flute (Pedal Bourdon, wood), Great rear chest, Choir chest and swell shades in background, Harmonic Trumpet in foreground (swell shades streaked from water stains from 1998)
Main chamber, view of northeast corner of 4th floor top section from 5th floor Swell access door, (L-R) pipes of Concert Flute (Pedal Bourdon, wood), Great rear chest, Choir chest and swell shades in background, Harmonic Trumpet in foreground (swell shades streaked from water stains from 1998)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, view of northeast corner from 6th floor level Swell access door, (L-R) pipes of Principal Diapason (wood),  Concert Flute (Pedal Bourdon, wood), Great rear chest, Harmonic Trumpet in foreground, Choir chest and swell shades in background (CON'T ON PAGE THREE)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, view of northeast corner from 6th floor level Swell access door, (L-R) pipes of Principal Diapason (wood), Concert Flute (Pedal Bourdon, wood), Great rear chest, Harmonic Trumpet in foreground, Choir chest and swell shades in background (CON'T ON PAGE THREE)
Main chamber, view of 4th floor top section from 5th floor Swell access door looking northeast, (L-R) Principal Diapason (wood, lower left corner), Harmonic Trumpet, Concert Flute (Pedal Bourdon, wood), Great rear and front chests and passageboards, swell shades (upper right)
Main chamber, view of 4th floor top section from 5th floor Swell access door looking northeast, (L-R) Principal Diapason (wood, lower left corner), Harmonic Trumpet, Concert Flute (Pedal Bourdon, wood), Great rear and front chests and passageboards, swell shades (upper right)
Main chamber, view of 4th floor top section from 5th floor Swell access door looking northeast, (L-R) pipes of Concert Flute (Pedal Bourdon, wood), Great rear and front chests and passageboards, Choir pipes (upper left), swell shades in background (swell shades streaked from water stains from 1998)
Main chamber, view of 4th floor top section from 5th floor Swell access door looking northeast, (L-R) pipes of Concert Flute (Pedal Bourdon, wood), Great rear and front chests and passageboards, Choir pipes (upper left), swell shades in background (swell shades streaked from water stains from 1998)
Main chamber, Great ranks, Trumpet, Tromba, Gemshorn, Clarabella (wood), Gamba, Principal Diapason, swell shades
Main chamber, Great ranks, Trumpet, Tromba, Gemshorn, Clarabella (wood), Gamba, Principal Diapason, swell shades
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, looking south through Solo access door, largest pipes of Cello stacked horizontally (right center against interior wall)
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, looking south through Solo access door, largest pipes of Cello stacked horizontally (right center against interior wall)
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Solo division rear chest, pipes of Tuba Mirabilis (mitred at foot) on left, largest pipes of Cello mounted horizontally on inside wall.
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Solo division rear chest, pipes of Tuba Mirabilis (mitred at foot) on left, largest pipes of Cello mounted horizontally on inside wall.
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Solo rear chest, (L-R) pipes of Tuba Mirabilis (mitred at foot), largest pipes of Cello mounted horizontally
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Solo rear chest, (L-R) pipes of Tuba Mirabilis (mitred at foot), largest pipes of Cello mounted horizontally
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, view of Solo pipes looking north, largest open wood pipes of Mellophone (center) on offset chest, pipes of Tuba Mirabilis on rear chest (L) with access door between, and pipes of Tuba Sonora on front chest (R)
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, view of Solo pipes looking north, largest open wood pipes of Mellophone (center) on offset chest, pipes of Tuba Mirabilis on rear chest (L) with access door between, and pipes of Tuba Sonora on front chest (R)
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Solo division front chest, largest pipes of Tuba Sonora, swell shades on left
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Solo division front chest, largest pipes of Tuba Sonora, swell shades on left
(CON'T FROM PAGE 2) Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Solo division front chest, close up of English Horn double tapered bell, mitred pipes of Cello and Cello Celeste in background with pipes of scale 36 Diapason Stentor situated between
(CON'T FROM PAGE 2) Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Solo division front chest, close up of English Horn double tapered bell, mitred pipes of Cello and Cello Celeste in background with pipes of scale 36 Diapason Stentor situated between
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Solo division front chest, 3 ranks in spotted metal, Cello (back), Diapason Stentor, Cello Celeste, English Horn (double tapered bells), Kinura with tiny "Marvin Martian" resonators (bottom)
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Solo division front chest, 3 ranks in spotted metal, Cello (back), Diapason Stentor, Cello Celeste, English Horn (double tapered bells), Kinura with tiny "Marvin Martian" resonators (bottom)
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Solo division front chest, pipes of English Horn on left, Kinura on right with tiny "Marvin Martian" resonators
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Solo division front chest, pipes of English Horn on left, Kinura on right with tiny "Marvin Martian" resonators
Main chamber, left side, Solo division front chest, 2 ranks in spotted metal, (back to front) Solo Chimes, French Horn, Mellophone (wood), Tuba Sonora, swell shades behind Chimes
Main chamber, left side, Solo division front chest, 2 ranks in spotted metal, (back to front) Solo Chimes, French Horn, Mellophone (wood), Tuba Sonora, swell shades behind Chimes
Main chamber, Solo, before cleaning, French Horn, Melophone (wood), Cello, Cello Celeste, Chimes
Main chamber, Solo, before cleaning, French Horn, Melophone (wood), Cello, Cello Celeste, Chimes
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Solo division front chest, (L-R) Solo Chimes, pipes of French Horn, Mellophone (wood), Tuba Sonora, with English Horn and Kinura on far right (CON'T ON PAGE 3)
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Solo division front chest, (L-R) Solo Chimes, pipes of French Horn, Mellophone (wood), Tuba Sonora, with English Horn and Kinura on far right (CON'T ON PAGE 3)
Main chamber, 4th floor level, Solo division, (L-R) Mellophone (wood, extreme L), Solo chimes, Mellophone (wood), French Horn, English Horn (double tapered bell), scale 36 Diapason Stentor (south wall), tops of Tuba Mirabilis pipes (extreme upper right)
Main chamber, 4th floor level, Solo division, (L-R) Mellophone (wood, extreme L), Solo chimes, Mellophone (wood), French Horn, English Horn (double tapered bell), scale 36 Diapason Stentor (south wall), tops of Tuba Mirabilis pipes (extreme upper right)
(CON'T FROM PAGE 2) Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Solo division front chest, Mellophone pipes (wood) on extreme left, (L-R) French Horn, Mellophone (wood), Solo Chimes, swell shades behind Chimes, Tuba Sonora on far left
(CON'T FROM PAGE 2) Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Solo division front chest, Mellophone pipes (wood) on extreme left, (L-R) French Horn, Mellophone (wood), Solo Chimes, swell shades behind Chimes, Tuba Sonora on far left
main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Solo division front chest, pipes of (L-R) Tuba Sonora, Mellophone (wood), French Horn, Chimes
main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Solo division front chest, pipes of (L-R) Tuba Sonora, Mellophone (wood), French Horn, Chimes
main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Solo division front chest, close-up of pipes of Mellophone (wood) and French Horn
main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Solo division front chest, close-up of pipes of Mellophone (wood) and French Horn
main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Solo division front chest, close-up of pipes of (L-R) Tuba Sonora, Mellophone (wood), French Horn, with Chime bars and swell shades in rear
main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Solo division front chest, close-up of pipes of (L-R) Tuba Sonora, Mellophone (wood), French Horn, with Chime bars and swell shades in rear
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Solo division front chest, top to bottom showing swell shades, then pipes of Cello, Diapason Stentor, Cello Celeste, English Horn (double tapered bell), Kinura (lower right)
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Solo division front chest, top to bottom showing swell shades, then pipes of Cello, Diapason Stentor, Cello Celeste, English Horn (double tapered bell), Kinura (lower right)
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Solo division front chest, (L-R) pipes of Cello (mitred), Diapason Stentor, Cello Celeste (mitred), English Horn (double tapered bell), Diapason Stentor on rear offset chest
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Solo division front chest, (L-R) pipes of Cello (mitred), Diapason Stentor, Cello Celeste (mitred), English Horn (double tapered bell), Diapason Stentor on rear offset chest
Main chamber, Solo pipes, Kinura, English Horn, Cello, Cello Celeste, Diapason Stentor (scale 36) on back wall showing 8-foot C pipe with very large mouth
Main chamber, Solo pipes, Kinura, English Horn, Cello, Cello Celeste, Diapason Stentor (scale 36) on back wall showing 8-foot C pipe with very large mouth
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, view of Solo pipes looking at south wall, front chest left side, rear chest right side, 3 ranks in spotted metal, (L-R) Cello Celeste 
 English Horn (double tapered bells), Kinura (bottom left), scale 36 Diapason Stentor (rear wall), Tuba Mirabilis
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, view of Solo pipes looking at south wall, front chest left side, rear chest right side, 3 ranks in spotted metal, (L-R) Cello Celeste English Horn (double tapered bells), Kinura (bottom left), scale 36 Diapason Stentor (rear wall), Tuba Mirabilis
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, south wall of Solo division showing bottoms scale 36  Diapason Stentor pipes on offset chest, front chest on left, rear chest on right, pipes of English Horn and Kinura (center) on left, Tuba Mirabilis on right
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, south wall of Solo division showing bottoms scale 36 Diapason Stentor pipes on offset chest, front chest on left, rear chest on right, pipes of English Horn and Kinura (center) on left, Tuba Mirabilis on right
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, southwest corner of Solo division showing rear chest pipes, Tuba Mirabilis (center), scale 36 Diapason Stentor on offset chest on left, Glockenspiel on right
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, southwest corner of Solo division showing rear chest pipes, Tuba Mirabilis (center), scale 36 Diapason Stentor on offset chest on left, Glockenspiel on right
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, southwest corner of Solo division rear chest showing mouths of largest pipes of Cello mounted horizontally against inside wall
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, southwest corner of Solo division rear chest showing mouths of largest pipes of Cello mounted horizontally against inside wall
Main chamber, Solo, view from swell shades, Glockenspiel between Tuba Mirabilis (foreground) and 16' Violone (horizontal, rear)
Main chamber, Solo, view from swell shades, Glockenspiel between Tuba Mirabilis (foreground) and 16' Violone (horizontal, rear)
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Solo division rear chest, (L-R) Tuba Mirabilis, largest pipes of Cello (horizontal, center), Glockenspiel (upper right)
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Solo division rear chest, (L-R) Tuba Mirabilis, largest pipes of Cello (horizontal, center), Glockenspiel (upper right)
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Solo division above rear chest, close-up of Glockenspiel hammer action
Main chamber, left side, 4th floor level, Solo division above rear chest, close-up of Glockenspiel hammer action
Main chamber, Swell output boards wired into the Swell junction board
Main chamber, Swell output boards wired into the Swell junction board
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Swell back chest, view of south wall and ceiling from access door, (L-R) pipes of Tibia Clausa (wood) & Viole (mitred)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Swell back chest, view of south wall and ceiling from access door, (L-R) pipes of Tibia Clausa (wood) & Viole (mitred)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Swell Vox Humana "Vox in a box" pipes mounted on interior wall behind and left of access door
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Swell Vox Humana "Vox in a box" pipes mounted on interior wall behind and left of access door
Main chamber, 5th floor level, another view of Swell Vox Humana ("Vox in a box") placed on interior wall to the left of Swell access door
Main chamber, 5th floor level, another view of Swell Vox Humana ("Vox in a box") placed on interior wall to the left of Swell access door
Main chamber, 5th floor level, view of original Kimball "fly-swatter" tremulant mounted on interior wall directly below Swell Vox Humana pipes behind and to the left of access door
Main chamber, 5th floor level, view of original Kimball "fly-swatter" tremulant mounted on interior wall directly below Swell Vox Humana pipes behind and to the left of access door
Main chamber, Swell Vox fly swatter tremulant
Main chamber, Swell Vox fly swatter tremulant
Main chamber, 5th floor level, view from Swell access door looking east, (L-R) "Vox in a box" Vox Humana mounted on north wall, scale 43 Horn Diapason (mitred), edge of Tibia Clausa (wood), Oboe Horn, Violins, Celeste (extreme upper right), swell shades (background)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, view from Swell access door looking east, (L-R) "Vox in a box" Vox Humana mounted on north wall, scale 43 Horn Diapason (mitred), edge of Tibia Clausa (wood), Oboe Horn, Violins, Celeste (extreme upper right), swell shades (background)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Swell pipes looking east and upward from Swell access door, (L-R) "Vox in a box" Vox Humana (lower left), scale 43 Horn Diapason (mitred), swell shades, Oboe Horn, Violins, Tibia Clausa (wood, lower right)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Swell pipes looking east and upward from Swell access door, (L-R) "Vox in a box" Vox Humana (lower left), scale 43 Horn Diapason (mitred), swell shades, Oboe Horn, Violins, Tibia Clausa (wood, lower right)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Swell pipes looking east from Swell access door, 2 ranks in spotted metal,  (L-R) scale 43 Horn Diapason (top, mitred), Oboe Horn, Violins, Tibia Clausa (wood, center bottom), Celeste), swell shades (background)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Swell pipes looking east from Swell access door, 2 ranks in spotted metal, (L-R) scale 43 Horn Diapason (top, mitred), Oboe Horn, Violins, Tibia Clausa (wood, center bottom), Celeste), swell shades (background)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, pipes of Swell division looking north and upward, (L-R) Violins (north rear chest, foreground), scale 43 Horn Diapason (mitred, background), Oboe Horn (north front chest), Violins (rear north chest, far right)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, pipes of Swell division looking north and upward, (L-R) Violins (north rear chest, foreground), scale 43 Horn Diapason (mitred, background), Oboe Horn (north front chest), Violins (rear north chest, far right)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Swell pipes looking northeast, (L-R) Violins (north rear chest, lower left), scale 43 Horn Diapason (mitred, background), Oboe Horn, Voix Celeste, & Salicional (north front chest), Violins (north rear chest, lower right, swell shades in facing east (behind light bulb)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Swell pipes looking northeast, (L-R) Violins (north rear chest, lower left), scale 43 Horn Diapason (mitred, background), Oboe Horn, Voix Celeste, & Salicional (north front chest), Violins (north rear chest, lower right, swell shades in facing east (behind light bulb)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, pipes of Swell rear chest and front chest looking northeast,  (L-R) "Vox in a box" Vox Humana, Tibia Clausa (wood), Violins, scale 46 Horn Diapason (rear), Oboe Horn, Celeste, Salicional and swell shades (upper right), Violins (lower right)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, pipes of Swell rear chest and front chest looking northeast, (L-R) "Vox in a box" Vox Humana, Tibia Clausa (wood), Violins, scale 46 Horn Diapason (rear), Oboe Horn, Celeste, Salicional and swell shades (upper right), Violins (lower right)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, pipes of Swell Violins (north rear chest), pipes of north front chest (L-R) Oboe Horn, Gedeckt (wood & metal), scale 43 Horn Diapason (mitred, background), Voix Celeste, Salicional, swell shades (extreme right)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, pipes of Swell Violins (north rear chest), pipes of north front chest (L-R) Oboe Horn, Gedeckt (wood & metal), scale 43 Horn Diapason (mitred, background), Voix Celeste, Salicional, swell shades (extreme right)
Main chamber, 6th floor level, pipe of Violins (north rear chest, far left), pipes of Swell north front chest, (L-R) Oboe Horn, Gedeckt (wood & metal), scale 43 Horn Diapason (mitred, background), Voix Celeste, Salicional, swell shades facing east, Oboe Horn (foreground)
Main chamber, 6th floor level, pipe of Violins (north rear chest, far left), pipes of Swell north front chest, (L-R) Oboe Horn, Gedeckt (wood & metal), scale 43 Horn Diapason (mitred, background), Voix Celeste, Salicional, swell shades facing east, Oboe Horn (foreground)
Main chamber, 6th floor level, view of Swell rear chest from passageboard, (L-R) Tibia Clausa (wood), Violins, passageboard (lower right)
Main chamber, 6th floor level, view of Swell rear chest from passageboard, (L-R) Tibia Clausa (wood), Violins, passageboard (lower right)
Main chamber, Swell Tibias (wood) with Vox in back and Viole D'Orchestre Celeste to right
Main chamber, Swell Tibias (wood) with Vox in back and Viole D'Orchestre Celeste to right
Main chamber, 5th floor level, view of Swell pipes facing north, (L-R) Tibia Clausa (wood) & Voix Celeste (back chest), "Vox in a box" Vox Humana (interior wall), Tibia Clausa (wood, north rear chest)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, view of Swell pipes facing north, (L-R) Tibia Clausa (wood) & Voix Celeste (back chest), "Vox in a box" Vox Humana (interior wall), Tibia Clausa (wood, north rear chest)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, view of Swell pipes facing north, (L-R) Tibia Clausa (wood, offset chest) & Voix Celeste, "Vox in a box" Vox Humana (interior wall), passageboard, Swell rear chest, Tibia Clausa (wood), Violins, at extreme right pipes of scale 43/46  Horn Diapason, Tibia Clausa, & Oboe...
Main chamber, 5th floor level, view of Swell pipes facing north, (L-R) Tibia Clausa (wood, offset chest) & Voix Celeste, "Vox in a box" Vox Humana (interior wall), passageboard, Swell rear chest, Tibia Clausa (wood), Violins, at extreme right pipes of scale 43/46 Horn Diapason, Tibia Clausa, & Oboe...
Main chamber, 5th floor level, pipes of Swell rear chest looking north, (L-R) Celeste (far left), "Vox in a box" Vox Humana (north wall), Tibia Clausa (wood), Violins, scale 43/46  Horn Diapason (background), Swell front chest, Oboe Horn, Gedeckt (wood & metal, behind Oboe Horn) Celeste
Main chamber, 5th floor level, pipes of Swell rear chest looking north, (L-R) Celeste (far left), "Vox in a box" Vox Humana (north wall), Tibia Clausa (wood), Violins, scale 43/46 Horn Diapason (background), Swell front chest, Oboe Horn, Gedeckt (wood & metal, behind Oboe Horn) Celeste
Main chamber, 6th floor level, pipes of Swell rear north chest facing north, (L-R) "Vox in a box" Vox Humana (interior wall), Tibia Clausa (wood), Violins, Tibia Clausa (wood, far right)
Main chamber, 6th floor level, pipes of Swell rear north chest facing north, (L-R) "Vox in a box" Vox Humana (interior wall), Tibia Clausa (wood), Violins, Tibia Clausa (wood, far right)
Main chamber, 6th floor level, pipes of Swell rear north chest facing north, (L-R) Tibia Clausa (wood), Violins, scale 43 Horn Diapason (background), Oboe Horn (north front chest), Tibia Clausa (far right)
Main chamber, 6th floor level, pipes of Swell rear north chest facing north, (L-R) Tibia Clausa (wood), Violins, scale 43 Horn Diapason (background), Oboe Horn (north front chest), Tibia Clausa (far right)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Swell north rear chest (center) facing northeast, (L-R) pipes of "Vox in a box" Vox Humana (interior wall), Tibia Clausa (wood), Violins, scale 43/46  Horn Diapason (background), pipes of Swell front chest, Oboe Horn, Gedeckt (wood & metal, behind Oboe Horn), Voix Cele...
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Swell north rear chest (center) facing northeast, (L-R) pipes of "Vox in a box" Vox Humana (interior wall), Tibia Clausa (wood), Violins, scale 43/46 Horn Diapason (background), pipes of Swell front chest, Oboe Horn, Gedeckt (wood & metal, behind Oboe Horn), Voix Cele...
Main chamber, uniflex relay output boards
Main chamber, uniflex relay output boards
Main chamber, 5th floor level, looking north, (L-R) pipes of Swell rear chest, Tibia Clausa (wood), Violins, passageboard (bottom), scale 43/46  Horn Diapason (center), pipes of Swell front chest, Oboe Horn, Gedeckt (wood & metal)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, looking north, (L-R) pipes of Swell rear chest, Tibia Clausa (wood), Violins, passageboard (bottom), scale 43/46 Horn Diapason (center), pipes of Swell front chest, Oboe Horn, Gedeckt (wood & metal)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, pipes of Swell rear chest looking north, (L-R) Celeste (back chest, upper left corner), "Vox in a box" Vox Humana (interior wall), Tibia Clausa (wood), Violins, passageboard (lower right), Scale 43/46 Horn Diapason (upper right)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, pipes of Swell rear chest looking north, (L-R) Celeste (back chest, upper left corner), "Vox in a box" Vox Humana (interior wall), Tibia Clausa (wood), Violins, passageboard (lower right), Scale 43/46 Horn Diapason (upper right)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, facing west, pipes of Swell Tibia Clausa (back chest) w/bottom octave stacked horizontally against west wall
Main chamber, 5th floor level, facing west, pipes of Swell Tibia Clausa (back chest) w/bottom octave stacked horizontally against west wall
Main chamber, 5th floor level, facing west, pipes of Swell Tibia Clausa (back chest) w/ bottom octave stacked horizontally against west wall
Main chamber, 5th floor level, facing west, pipes of Swell Tibia Clausa (back chest) w/ bottom octave stacked horizontally against west wall
Main chamber, 9 pipes of 32' Contra Bourdon [Tibia Clausa] mounted horizontally.
Main chamber, 9 pipes of 32' Contra Bourdon [Tibia Clausa] mounted horizontally.
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Swell back chest, mouths of Tibia Clausa pipes
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Swell back chest, mouths of Tibia Clausa pipes
Main chamber, 5th floor level, pipes of Swell rear offset chest, view of southwest corner looking upward, resonators of Posaune in foreground, mitred Viole pipes in background (CON'T ON PAGE FOUR)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, pipes of Swell rear offset chest, view of southwest corner looking upward, resonators of Posaune in foreground, mitred Viole pipes in background (CON'T ON PAGE FOUR)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, southwest corner at ceiling line, pipes of Swell rear offset chest, resonators or Posaune (foreground),  Viole (mitered, top back)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, southwest corner at ceiling line, pipes of Swell rear offset chest, resonators or Posaune (foreground), Viole (mitered, top back)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Swell division rear offset chest, pipes of Posaune (front, mitred), Viole (rear)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Swell division rear offset chest, pipes of Posaune (front, mitred), Viole (rear)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Swell division rear offset chest, (front to back) pipes of Posaune (mitred), Viole, Tibia Clausa (Contra Bourdon, wood, rear)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Swell division rear offset chest, (front to back) pipes of Posaune (mitred), Viole, Tibia Clausa (Contra Bourdon, wood, rear)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, view of south rear chest and west wall, Celesta, pipes of Posaune (back chest, far right)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, view of south rear chest and west wall, Celesta, pipes of Posaune (back chest, far right)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Swell south rear chest, close-up view of Celesta
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Swell south rear chest, close-up view of Celesta
Main chamber, 5th floor level, pipes of Swell south front chest, view of southeast corner, (L-R) swell shades, scale 46 Horn Diapason, Flute Celeste, Metal Gedeckt "mate", 3 rank Soft Mixture (small pipes, bottom), Posaune, Diapason Phonon (wood, background)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, pipes of Swell south front chest, view of southeast corner, (L-R) swell shades, scale 46 Horn Diapason, Flute Celeste, Metal Gedeckt "mate", 3 rank Soft Mixture (small pipes, bottom), Posaune, Diapason Phonon (wood, background)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Swell south front chest facing southeast, (L-R) swell shades (upper left), scale 46 Horn Diapason, Flute Celeste, metal Gedeckt "mate," Soft Mixture, Posaune
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Swell south front chest facing southeast, (L-R) swell shades (upper left), scale 46 Horn Diapason, Flute Celeste, metal Gedeckt "mate," Soft Mixture, Posaune
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Swell south front chest, (L-R) swell shades, Diapason Phonon, Flute Celeste, metal Gedeckt "mate," 3-rank Dulce Mixture, Posaune (extreme lower right corner)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Swell south front chest, (L-R) swell shades, Diapason Phonon, Flute Celeste, metal Gedeckt "mate," 3-rank Dulce Mixture, Posaune (extreme lower right corner)
Main chamber, right Swell chest with Posaune (bottom), Soft Mixture, Salicional, Voix Celecte, Diapason Phonon
Main chamber, right Swell chest with Posaune (bottom), Soft Mixture, Salicional, Voix Celecte, Diapason Phonon
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Swell south front chest, Diapason Phonon (extreme rear), Flute Celeste, metal Gedeckt "mate," 3-rank Dulce Mixture, Posaune (front), swell shades (background)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Swell south front chest, Diapason Phonon (extreme rear), Flute Celeste, metal Gedeckt "mate," 3-rank Dulce Mixture, Posaune (front), swell shades (background)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Swell south front chest, Diapason Phonon (top), Flute Celeste, metal Gedeckt "mate" (bottom)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Swell south front chest, Diapason Phonon (top), Flute Celeste, metal Gedeckt "mate" (bottom)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Swell south front chest, (L-R) Posaune, Soft Mixture, metal Gedeckt, Flute Celeste, scale 46 Horn Diapason, swell shades (upper right)
Main chamber, 5th floor level, Swell south front chest, (L-R) Posaune, Soft Mixture, metal Gedeckt, Flute Celeste, scale 46 Horn Diapason, swell shades (upper right)
Main chamber, Bird Whistle, one of three in the organ
Main chamber, Bird Whistle, one of three in the organ
Antiphonal chamber, 5th floor north access door showing (L-R) pipes of Viola, Gemshorn, scle 41 Open Diapason, Claribel Flute, shutter motors for swell shades (far right), windchest and reservoir underneath
Antiphonal chamber, 5th floor north access door showing (L-R) pipes of Viola, Gemshorn, scle 41 Open Diapason, Claribel Flute, shutter motors for swell shades (far right), windchest and reservoir underneath
(CON'T FROM PAGE 3) Antiphonal chamber (5th floor level), view through north access door, (L-R) Gemshorn, scale 41 Open Diapason, Claribel Flute (wood), shutter motors and swell shades facing west
(CON'T FROM PAGE 3) Antiphonal chamber (5th floor level), view through north access door, (L-R) Gemshorn, scale 41 Open Diapason, Claribel Flute (wood), shutter motors and swell shades facing west
Antiphonal chamber, (L-R) metal pipes of Viola, Gemshorn, scale 41 Open Diapason, Claribel Flute (wood), view from north access door
Antiphonal chamber, (L-R) metal pipes of Viola, Gemshorn, scale 41 Open Diapason, Claribel Flute (wood), view from north access door
Antiphonal chamber, close-up view of mouths and ears of metal pipes, (L-R) Viola (extreme Left), Gemshorn, Open Diapason (8' CC pipe engraved with scale 41), view from north access door
Antiphonal chamber, close-up view of mouths and ears of metal pipes, (L-R) Viola (extreme Left), Gemshorn, Open Diapason (8' CC pipe engraved with scale 41), view from north access door
Antiphonal chamber, close-up of Diapason pipes facing north access door showing leathered upper lips of scale 41 Open Diapason with factory engraving
Antiphonal chamber, close-up of Diapason pipes facing north access door showing leathered upper lips of scale 41 Open Diapason with factory engraving
Antiphonal chamber, bass of wood Claribel Flute (Pedal Bourdon), close-up view of mouths
Antiphonal chamber, bass of wood Claribel Flute (Pedal Bourdon), close-up view of mouths
Antiphonal Bourdon (right), Tuba Horn and Viola pipes to the left
Antiphonal Bourdon (right), Tuba Horn and Viola pipes to the left
Antiphonal chamber, northeast corner, (L-R) Gemshorn, Viola (mitred), Tuba Horn, bass of Claribel Flute (center, wood), bass of scale 41 Open Diapason (metal)
Antiphonal chamber, northeast corner, (L-R) Gemshorn, Viola (mitred), Tuba Horn, bass of Claribel Flute (center, wood), bass of scale 41 Open Diapason (metal)
Antiphonal chamber, north wall pipes, (L-R) Claribel Flute (wood), scale 41 Open Diapason, Gemshorn, Viola (mitred at top), Tuba Horn, bass of Claribel Flute (Bourdon, wood)
Antiphonal chamber, north wall pipes, (L-R) Claribel Flute (wood), scale 41 Open Diapason, Gemshorn, Viola (mitred at top), Tuba Horn, bass of Claribel Flute (Bourdon, wood)
Antiphonal chamber, pipes and north passageboard looking north, (L-R) Claribel Flute (wood), Diapason, Gemshorn, Viola, access door in background
Antiphonal chamber, pipes and north passageboard looking north, (L-R) Claribel Flute (wood), Diapason, Gemshorn, Viola, access door in background
Antiphonal chamber, pipes and south passageboard looking southeast, 2 ranks in spotted metal,(L-R) bass of Claribel Flute (wood), bass of Diapason (metal), Tuba Horn, Viola, Gemshorn, Diapason, Claribel Flute (wood)
Antiphonal chamber, pipes and south passageboard looking southeast, 2 ranks in spotted metal,(L-R) bass of Claribel Flute (wood), bass of Diapason (metal), Tuba Horn, Viola, Gemshorn, Diapason, Claribel Flute (wood)
Antiphonal pipes, left to right Tuba Horn, Viola, Gemshorn, Diapason (scale 41), Flute
Antiphonal pipes, left to right Tuba Horn, Viola, Gemshorn, Diapason (scale 41), Flute
Antiphonal chamber, pipes and south passageboard, (L-R) bass of scale 41 Open Diapason (metal), Tuba Horn, Viola, Gemshorn, Diapason, Claribel Flute (wood)
Antiphonal chamber, pipes and south passageboard, (L-R) bass of scale 41 Open Diapason (metal), Tuba Horn, Viola, Gemshorn, Diapason, Claribel Flute (wood)
Antiphonal chamber, left passageboard looking northeast, 2 ranks in spotted metal, (L-R) Claribel Flute (wood), Diapason, Gemshorn, Viola, Tuba Horn, bass of Claribel  Flute (wood)
Antiphonal chamber, left passageboard looking northeast, 2 ranks in spotted metal, (L-R) Claribel Flute (wood), Diapason, Gemshorn, Viola, Tuba Horn, bass of Claribel Flute (wood)
Antiphonal chamber, pipes in southeast corner, (L-R) bass of scale 41 Open Diapason, Tuba Horn, Viola, Gemshorn, Open Diapason
Antiphonal chamber, pipes in southeast corner, (L-R) bass of scale 41 Open Diapason, Tuba Horn, Viola, Gemshorn, Open Diapason
Antiphonal chamber, pipes and south passageboard viewed from swell shades, top to bottom, bass of Claribel Flute (wood) and scale 41 Open Diapason (metal), Tuba Horn, Viola, Gemshorn, Diapason, Claribel Flute (wood)
Antiphonal chamber, pipes and south passageboard viewed from swell shades, top to bottom, bass of Claribel Flute (wood) and scale 41 Open Diapason (metal), Tuba Horn, Viola, Gemshorn, Diapason, Claribel Flute (wood)
Antiphonal chamber, central passageboard and metal pipes against south wall, (L-R) Tuba Horn, Viola, Gemshorn, scale 41 Open Diapason, Claribel Flute (wood), pneumatic motors of swell shades (far Right)
Antiphonal chamber, central passageboard and metal pipes against south wall, (L-R) Tuba Horn, Viola, Gemshorn, scale 41 Open Diapason, Claribel Flute (wood), pneumatic motors of swell shades (far Right)
Antiphonal chamber, pneumatic motors of swell shades (center), swell shades along west wall (far Right), wood pipes of Claribel Flute on Left
Antiphonal chamber, pneumatic motors of swell shades (center), swell shades along west wall (far Right), wood pipes of Claribel Flute on Left
Antiphonal chamber, 5th floor level, Bird Whistle, one of 3 in the organ, the other 2 being located in the Main and Echo chambers
Antiphonal chamber, 5th floor level, Bird Whistle, one of 3 in the organ, the other 2 being located in the Main and Echo chambers
Echo chamber, attic level, view from west access door looking upward, (L-R) Viola Aetheria (mitred), Fern Floete (wood), Vox Angelica (mitred), Corno D'Amour, swell shades facing south
Echo chamber, attic level, view from west access door looking upward, (L-R) Viola Aetheria (mitred), Fern Floete (wood), Vox Angelica (mitred), Corno D'Amour, swell shades facing south
Echo chamber, attic level, view from west access door looking downward, pipework facing access door, (L-R) Viola Aetheria, Fern Floete (wood), Vox Angelica, Corno D'Amour (capped Oboe), swell shades (extreme right)
Echo chamber, attic level, view from west access door looking downward, pipework facing access door, (L-R) Viola Aetheria, Fern Floete (wood), Vox Angelica, Corno D'Amour (capped Oboe), swell shades (extreme right)
Echo chamber, 8th floor attic level, close-up view from west access door, (L-R) Viola Aetheria (8' CC pipe engraved with  scale 59/75), Fern Floete (wood)
Echo chamber, 8th floor attic level, close-up view from west access door, (L-R) Viola Aetheria (8' CC pipe engraved with scale 59/75), Fern Floete (wood)
Echo chamber, 8th floor attic level, view of southeast corner from west end of central passageboard, (L-R) pipes of Viola Aetheria, Fern Floete (wood), Vox Angelica, Corno D'Amour, swell shades facing south, Viola Aetheria (extreme right)
Echo chamber, 8th floor attic level, view of southeast corner from west end of central passageboard, (L-R) pipes of Viola Aetheria, Fern Floete (wood), Vox Angelica, Corno D'Amour, swell shades facing south, Viola Aetheria (extreme right)
Echo chamber, Chimes, 20 Deagan Class A with Kimball piano action
Echo chamber, Chimes, 20 Deagan Class A with Kimball piano action
Echo chamber, 8th floor attic level, north wall, bars of Echo Chimes, view from west wall
Echo chamber, 8th floor attic level, north wall, bars of Echo Chimes, view from west wall
Echo chamber, 8th floor attic level, north wall, close-up of bars of Echo Chimes, view from west wall
Echo chamber, 8th floor attic level, north wall, close-up of bars of Echo Chimes, view from west wall
Echo chamber, attic level, top of north wall, Echo Chimes action
Echo chamber, attic level, top of north wall, Echo Chimes action
Echo chamber, attic level facing east, Echo Chimes and action on north wall with back of windchest for "Vox-in-a-box" Vox Humana on extreme right, view from northwest corner
Echo chamber, attic level facing east, Echo Chimes and action on north wall with back of windchest for "Vox-in-a-box" Vox Humana on extreme right, view from northwest corner
Echo Vox in a box with removable covers and lid
Echo Vox in a box with removable covers and lid
Echo chamber, attic level, pipes of "Vox in a box" Vox Humana, view from east wall from above
Echo chamber, attic level, pipes of "Vox in a box" Vox Humana, view from east wall from above
Echo chamber, attic level, pipes of "Vox-in-a-box" Vox Humana (L) and Viola Aetheria (R), view from west wall
Echo chamber, attic level, pipes of "Vox-in-a-box" Vox Humana (L) and Viola Aetheria (R), view from west wall
Echo pipes, from left Corno D'Amour, Vox Angelica, Fern Floete (wood), Viola Aetheria
Echo pipes, from left Corno D'Amour, Vox Angelica, Fern Floete (wood), Viola Aetheria
Echo chamber, attic level, view of pipework from east wall looking west, (L-R) swell shades facing south, Corno D'Amour, Vox Angelica, Fern Floete (wood), Viola Aetheria
Echo chamber, attic level, view of pipework from east wall looking west, (L-R) swell shades facing south, Corno D'Amour, Vox Angelica, Fern Floete (wood), Viola Aetheria
Echo chamber, attic level, view of west wall and access door from east end of central passageboard, (L-R) swell shades facing south, pipes of Corno D'Amour, Vox Angelica, Fern Floete (wood), Viola Aetheria, "Vox in a box" Vox Humana
Echo chamber, attic level, view of west wall and access door from east end of central passageboard, (L-R) swell shades facing south, pipes of Corno D'Amour, Vox Angelica, Fern Floete (wood), Viola Aetheria, "Vox in a box" Vox Humana
Echo chamber, attic level, view of southwest corner, (L-R) swell shades facing south, pipes of Corno D'Amour, Vox Angelica (mitred), Fern Floete (wood), Viola Aetheria (extreme lower right)
Echo chamber, attic level, view of southwest corner, (L-R) swell shades facing south, pipes of Corno D'Amour, Vox Angelica (mitred), Fern Floete (wood), Viola Aetheria (extreme lower right)
Echo chamber, attic level, view of west wall above access door from east wall, (L-R) swell shades facing south, pipes of Corno D'Amour, Vox Angelica (mitred), Fern Floete (wood), Viola Aetheria (mitred), top of Vox Humana case
Echo chamber, attic level, view of west wall above access door from east wall, (L-R) swell shades facing south, pipes of Corno D'Amour, Vox Angelica (mitred), Fern Floete (wood), Viola Aetheria (mitred), top of Vox Humana case
Echo chamber, attic level, view of southeast corner from southwest corner, (L-R) pipes of Corno D'Amore (foreground), Fern Floete (wood, background), Vox Angelica, Corno D'Amour, shutter motors and swell shades shades facing south
Echo chamber, attic level, view of southeast corner from southwest corner, (L-R) pipes of Corno D'Amore (foreground), Fern Floete (wood, background), Vox Angelica, Corno D'Amour, shutter motors and swell shades shades facing south
Echo chamber, attic level, looking northeast from southwest corner, (L-R) "Vox in a box" Vox Humana, Viola Aetheria, Fern Floete (wood), Vox Angelica, Corno D'Amour (lower left corner and extreme right)
Echo chamber, attic level, looking northeast from southwest corner, (L-R) "Vox in a box" Vox Humana, Viola Aetheria, Fern Floete (wood), Vox Angelica, Corno D'Amour (lower left corner and extreme right)
Echo chamber, attic level, view of small pipes from central passageboard facing south looking down, (top to bottom) swell shades facing south, Corno D'Amour, Vox Angelica, Fern Floete (wood), south edge of Viola Aetheria toeboard
Echo chamber, attic level, view of small pipes from central passageboard facing south looking down, (top to bottom) swell shades facing south, Corno D'Amour, Vox Angelica, Fern Floete (wood), south edge of Viola Aetheria toeboard
copy of contract for building the organ (CLICK PHOTO TO ZOOM)
copy of contract for building the organ (CLICK PHOTO TO ZOOM)
first page of specifics for building the organ (CLICK PHOTO TO ZOOM)
first page of specifics for building the organ (CLICK PHOTO TO ZOOM)
second page of specifics for building the organ (CLICK PHOTO TO ZOOM)
second page of specifics for building the organ (CLICK PHOTO TO ZOOM)
third page of specifics for building the organ (CLICK PHOTO TO ZOOM)
third page of specifics for building the organ (CLICK PHOTO TO ZOOM)
fourth page of specifics for building the organ (CLICK PHOTO TO ZOOM)
fourth page of specifics for building the organ (CLICK PHOTO TO ZOOM)
fifth page of specifics for building the organ (CLICK PHOTO TO ZOOM)
fifth page of specifics for building the organ (CLICK PHOTO TO ZOOM)
sixth page of specifics for building the organ (CLICK PHOTO TO ZOOM)
sixth page of specifics for building the organ (CLICK PHOTO TO ZOOM)
Builder's stencil used by the Kimball Company.
Builder's stencil used by the Kimball Company.
Red Scottish Rite choir robes with black embroidered collars in use c. 2006
Red Scottish Rite choir robes with black embroidered collars in use c. 2006
Practice session, Nov 2015
Practice session, Nov 2015
Practice session, Nov 2015
Practice session, Nov 2015

TAKE THE CRAWL

This page is an extensive and complete guided photo crawl (well over 200 images courtesy of Dr. Keith Tomazi, Dr. Steven Ball, Dr. Andrew Schaeffer, Mr. Brent Johnson, Mr. Alan Haker, Saint Louis Theatre Organ Society, Scottish Rite Valley of Saint Louis, and public domain) through

the rare and historic

IV/53 Kimball Op. 6763 Masonic pipe organ

of 108 speaking stops and 36 tuned percussions and traps

at the

Saint Louis Scottish Rite Cathedral --

the earliest and SOLE SURVIVING SPECIMEN

of its type, by this builder

still playable and tonally unaltered

in its original location

LEFT IN THE ENTIRE WORLD.

A copy of the original contract for building this organ along with 6 attached pages laying out the specifics of its stops has been included on this visual tour for their historic significance.  The pages attached to the contract have faded considerably with time but with background light reduced are still readable and outline the disposition of the organ.  All of this was drawn up in late 1923 by the Kimball Company in consultation with tonal design consultant Dr. Charles Courboin and the Scottish Rite Association of the Saint Louis Valley.  It seems likely that, during this consultation process, Kimball officials were told that the Association had up to $50K to spend on an organ, since the contract specified that exact amount.  The actual cost came in just under that, at $47,805.34, evidently due to the Association anticipating the remaining payments by paying the Company in full and applying the discount specified in the terms or the contract.

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN

The Scottish Rite Cathedral in Saint Louis was built in 1924 at a cost of $4M at the time.  Designed by architect William B. Ittner, its immense size, proportions, and architectural design makes it the largest Scottish Rite Cathedral in the world.  Its multiplicity of tall rooms, spacious hallways, innumerable doors, and both well-traveled and off limits passageways scattered throughout 257,196 square feet on 6 floors reveals a structure of immense proportions.  The frontage on Lindell Blvd. is 235 feet with an average depth of 175 feet.  The height from street level to roof is 104 feet.  The great height of the Auditorium permits with a 3rd floor choir balcony and 2 mezzanine floors above that -- one on 4th floor ("Balcony") level and one on 5th floor ("Gallery") level -- thus making 5 floors above Dining Room level.

In passing through the great bronze doors ornamented with emblematic designs and up a short flight of stairs one reaches a spacious lobby or main floor.  It is here that the general offices of the Rite are housed and the entrances to the Auditorium are located.  This main floor is the 2nd floor above Dining Room level and connects with the 3rd floor of the parking garage at the rear of the building via a skywalk.  The lobby is 166 feet long and 23 feet wide.  The Auditorium which is entered on this level is 165 feet wide east to west, 130 feet long north to south, its great height is 58 feet from floor to ceiling, and it seats 3200.  The stage on the north side or the Auditorium is 98 feet long, 4 feet longer than the Hippedrome stage in New York City.  On this stage 480 military personnel in uniformed formation can be placed.  The stage is supplied with a 40 foot high red velvet curtain called the Grand Traveler and 164 changes of priceless, hand painted canvas scenery suitable for the Rite's degree work.

On the east side of the Auditorium is the Candidate's Room, 35 feet by 85 feet long with a height of 25 feet giving a sense of dignity and spaciousness.  The seating capacity is 600 persons.  This room has been the traditional meeting place of the Class and of the officers of the Four Bodies where final instructions are given for the degrees or for the annual installation of officers, respectively.  It communicates on one side with the skywalk doors leading to the 3rd floor of the parking garage through which people routinely enter and exit the building.  On the west side of the Auditorium at floor level are 2 dressing rooms between which is the Wardrobe Room fitted with specially designed cases for housing the hundreds of robes, costumes, and associated paraphernalia used in the degrees.

The Lounge and Library are underground and may be reached by going down a short flight of stairs from the main entrance on Lindell to the 1st floor (above Dining Room level).  The Lounge is open daily for members and visitors.  It is 55 feet wide and 166 feet long with smaller rooms at each end (The Billiard Room, the Card Room, and the Ladies Lounge used by the Scottish Rite Woman's Club meetings, etc.).  The Lounge is beautifully decorated and furnished with restful chairs and tables.

The Dining Room is located further underground on the lowest level (one level below the Lounge), is 101 feet by 230 feet, and can provide for feeding 2 thousand people at tables.  The kitchen is at the rear and is practically a 2 story room.  It is 96 feet wide by 48 feet deep.   Here are assembled cooking and serving equipment sufficient for preparing a full banquet requiring about 3 tons of foodstuff.  This lower level also has a spacious meeting room where the Four Bodies and Preservation Association regularly meet.  The various floors, or levels, are numbered always in reference to this underground Dining Room, thus the Lounge and Library are situated on the 1st floor or level, the Auditorium is on the 2nd floor or level, the choir balcony is on the 3rd floor or level, etc.

A world class, one-of-a-kind symphonic pipe organ was tonally designed for this vast building in December 1923 by the acclaimed Belgian-American concert organist Dr. Charles Courboin and was constructed the following year by the W.W. Kimball Company of Chicago.  Construction began on this instrument in January 1924, it took 8 months to build, and it was installed in October 1924.  Its unique design fills the following offices:  1) to lead the Scottish Rite choir, support congregational singing, and accompany vocal soloists, 2) to provide individual color voices and effects for the degree work, 3) to blend with a full symphony orchestra, even take an entire symphonic score upon its shoulders if called upon to do so, 4) to perform solo transcriptions of works originally written for instruments other than organ, 5) to perform arrangements of traditional melodies, 6) to perform the standard repertoire in an acceptable, if not stylistic, way, and 7) to accompany silent motion pictures if called upon to do so, all the while being capable of filling a space of over one million cubic feet with sound.  To do all of this, the instrument was voiced on high pressure and equipped with electropneumatic action, 45 degree angled stop jambs, 4 manuals, 144 stops distributed in 9 divisions, 53 ranks, and 3,863 pipes distributed on 3 floors among 3 spatially separated chambers.  It was provided with, among other things, some beautiful foundation stops and celestes, some highly imitative orchestral voices, many orchestral percussion sounds, traps, special effects, and 11 tremulants.  About half of the pipework was placed on unit chests, the other half on pitmans, and it was given a definite theatrical side with 21 ranks or 43% of the total pipework being theatre-styled voices.  Finally, in imitation of the grand symphony orchestra, all divisions were enclosed thus rendering the entire instrument, from top to bottom, fully flexible and expressive.

PLEASE KEEP SCROLLING DOWN

This organ was granted citation status for historic merit by the Organ Historical Society (OHS), which is the highest level of recognition the OHS may grant to a rare and precious instrument.  It was nominated for this recognition by this writer in 2002, and a citation (No. 291) was issued the following year in 2003.

One's first impression when sitting at the bench of this colossal affair is that the console is comfortable, like sitting in half a football stadium, well-upholstered.  The enormous wall of drawknobs on each side and the wide double row of tilting tablets across the top are imposing.  By having its entire tonal forces situated behind tone grilles and a vast number of 128 swell shades which can be operated all at the same time to nuance the music, one quickly realizes that this is no ordinary organ, that it's truly a musical instrument which can express the entire range of human emotion and sensitivity at the touch of a key.  One also gets the sense that playing a pipe organ like this isn't merely an aesthetic experience.  It isn't just something somebody does because they like it, rather it's attached to something sublime, something profound.  Keeping an instrument like this fully playable also isn't merely a matter of giving to a noble project for that space exclusively, but it's something more broad than that -- it's supporting great organ music which spans hundreds of years, music will be heard by countless numbers of people indefinitely into the future.

The organist is immediately impressed with its unique and complex tonal design, wide dynamic palette, striking color stops, its pipe placement which makes it sound like a much larger instrument than it really is, its expert voicing, and that its pipe placement is not readily apparent when entering the Auditorium.  When this organ was built the Kimball Company employed some of the finest technicians and pipe voicers in the country and, rank for rank, was the most expensive builder in the world.  This organ manifests a quality of construction and a style of organ building that the world in general, and the United States in particular, is not likely to ever see again.  Against an ample background of foundation tone and an 8-rank string chorus has been placed a wealth of delicate, ethereal sounds, imitative orchestral string and reed color, colorful flutes, and some extremely big chorus reeds.  The result is just as responsive as a symphony orchestra while having a range which exceeds it.

One also notices what is plainly obvious -- that this an awful lot of organ.  The Main chamber is barely large enough for half the organ it contains.  With every one of its speaking stops including its stupendous Pedal Bombarde enclosed, it can raise a crescendo which very few have ever heard emerge from an organ.

Another thing organists will notice is that the pedalboard is slightly different from the Guild standard set in 1933.  It was constructed on a slightly larger radius of curvature and has a little less radiation with a relatively deep key fall -- more like a Wurlitzer of the day.  A little practice with this pedalboard is needed in order for the organist to get a good sense of how it "feels" to depress the keys and reach both extreme ends with the feet.

People who have never tried to do it just do not know what it is really like to play a fully expressive pipe organ of this size and description.  There's nowhere else on the face of this earth where one human being can be seated at an instrument and have this amount of tonal spread and this amount of power, save for a pipe organ of the same size and disposition -- or larger.

IT'S THE TOP !

Share this page