Evanston, Illinois

First Church of Christ, Scientist


Ernest M. Skinner organ, Op. 208 (1913) in First Church of Christ, Scientist (Evanston, IL)
 
Ernest M. Skinner organ, Op. 208 (1913) in First Church of Christ, Scientist (Evanston, IL)
 
Ernest M. Skinner organ, Op. 208 (1913) in First Church of Christ, Scientist (Evanston, IL)
 
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Evanston, IL)
 
Builder:        Ernest M. Skinner Co.
   Year:        1913
   Opus:        208
No. manuals:    3
No. stops:      32
No. ranks:      23
No. pipes:      1,342
          

Specification

               GREAT ORGAN                           SWELL ORGAN
           16' Bourdon           17 PED          16' Bourdon           73
            8' Diapason          61               8' Diapason          73
            8' Philomela        PED               8' Gedackt           73
            8' Erzähler          61               8' Salicional        73
            8' Dulciana          61               8' Voix Celestes     73
            8' Gedackt           SW               8' Aeoline           73
            4' Flute             SW               8' Unda Maris (TC)   61
            8' Cornopean         SW               4' Octave            73
                                                  4' Flute             73
               CHOIR ORGAN                        2' Flautino          61
            8' Geigen Principal  73              16' Posaune           73
            8' Concert Flute     73               8' Cornopean         73
            4' Flute             73               8' Flügel Horn       73
            8' Clarinet          73               8' Vox Humana        73
               Tremolo                               Tremolo
 
                                                     PEDAL ORGAN
                                                 16' Diapason          32
                                                 16' First Bourdon     32
                                                 16' Second Bourdon    SW
                                                  8' Octave            12
                                                  8' Still Gedackt     SW
                                                 16' Posaune           SW


Source: The Diapason, July 1914 (See notes below.).

Photo Source: Stephen Schnurr, Pipe Organs of Chicago.

Notes: "Rossetter G. Cole presides over the latest Skinner organ to be placed in Chicago and its suburbs - that in the First Church of Christ, Scientist, at Evanston. It is a three-manual of thirty-two stops. Mr. Cole has served this church since 1909, in addition to his many other distinguished musical activities. The new organ was completed June 1.

"The organ chamber is at the rear of the readers' platform and the tone comes into the auditorium through open ornamental lattice work, which conceals the pipes. The console is at the north end of the platform, at the left of the readers. The action is electro-pneumatic."

Organ Historical Society Database: https://pipeorgandatabase.org/OrganDetails.php?OrganID=22169