NEW ORLEANS AREA PIPE ORGANS AND THEIR HISTORIES

A service of the Steeple Chasers at www.neworleanschurches.com
and the New Orleans Chapter of the Organ Historical Society

MANUFACTURER: Wicks
OPUS NUMBER: 4010 (console replacement)
YEAR BUILT: 1949 with new console in 1959
   
ORIGINAL LOCATION:

Central Unitarian Church, South Claiborne at Jefferson Ave., New Orleans

   
RELOCATION 1:  
   
RELOCATION 2:  
   
RELOCATION 3:  
   
FINAL DISPOSITION: Organ flooded in Hurricane Katrina levee break. Console was destroyed and organ was removed from building 2/2006..
   
A PICTURE OF THIS ORGAN EXISTS IN OUR FILES:
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NOTES SUPPLIED BY OTHERS:

This info was contained in a small pamphlet entitled "The Story of
First Evangelical 1825-1950". Here are some quotes:

"At a special meeting held May 17, 1948, our congregation voted
unanimously to approve the recommendation of our Church Council with
respect to the purchase of a new organ."........"So the announcement of
the purchase of our new pipe organ, so constructed that it can be moved
to our new location on South Claiborne Avenue,........The new organ was
delivered in the middle of June, 1949, and the work of building the
necessary chambers having progressed satisfactorily the actual
installation of the organ began with its arrival from the factory. The
chimes, which were given by the Becker family as a memorial to out
former pastor, the late Dr. A. H. Becker, were retained, with certain
additions. Our old organ had some 950 pipes; the new instrument has
approximately 1600."

In the next paragraph there is mention of Mr. R. F. Smith,
representative of the Wicks Organ Company, making a few remarks about
the new instrument in a service for the formal presentation of the organ
on July 6, 1949.

A quote near the end: "Ground breaking for our new sanctuary and the
dedication of the new parsonage was held on Sunday afternoon, October
22, 1950."

(Information furnished courtesy of Mr. Norman Maunz of Metairie, LA. )

   
SPECIFICATION: 3 Manual, 12 Rank, 2 division. Direct electric chests and relay.
   
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