Geneva Organ

Saint John's United Church of Christ

Scott and Main Street
in
Springfield, Missouri

(417) 862-8161

Pastor Dr. John White
Pastor Sol Codillo P.E.

I feel confident that our Geneva organ is one of only a few still playing. It was built ca. 1927 by the Geneva Organ Company, Geneva, IL, an off-shoot of the Smith Unit Organ Company, and is a 2/10 instrument. It was originally installed in a private residence in Independence Missouri. Later it was moved to the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills California, and again moved to the RKO (silent) Movie Theater in Kansas City. When the Rko closed in 1937, St. John's Purchased the instrument fro $4500.00. It has played continuously at St. John's since that date.

If you have any additional information about this instrument, please contact me at the email link below. All input greatly appreciated.

Hear the Organ

The Heavens are Telling (Haydn) Kay at the console

Fugue in C (Handel) Kay at the console

Precious Memories (Duet) Kay at the console and Barbara at the piano

Specifications of the
Great Organ

The Great Organ Stops:

Open Diapason 8'
Gamba 8'
Melodia 8'
Dulciana 8'
Principal 4'
Gambette 4'
Wald Flute 4'
Tremulant

The Great Organ Couplers:

Swell to Great 16'
Swell to Great 8'
Swell to Great 4'
Great to Great 16'
Great to Great 4'

Specifications of the
Swell Organ

The Swell Organ Stops:

Lieblich Gedeckt 16'
Open Diapason 8'
Stopped Diapason 8'
Salicional 8'
Voix Celeste 8'
Aeoline 8'
Flute d'Amour 4'
Salicet 4'
Piccolo 2'
Dolce Cornet III
Oboe 8'
Tremulant

The Swell Organ Couplers:

Swell to Swell 16'
Swell Unison Off
Swell to Swell 4'

Specifications of the
Pedal Organ

The Pedal Organ Stops:

Bourdon 16'
Lieblich Bourdon 16'
Flute 8'
Cello 8'

The Pedal Organ Couplers:

Swell to Pedal 8'
Great to Pedal 8'

The Organ also has a Deagan Chime (ca 1959)

The Console

The Blower (Spencer ca 1921)

Here is the Original drive motor made by Century Electric
It failed in 2004 and was replaced.
I double dog dare you to go to any of your favorite "Big Box" stores and find ANYTHING you think will last 80 years!

OBTW: We had it REPAIRED for a spare!

Pipes of the Swell and Deagan Chime

 

 

 

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