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:
SIMMONS AND WILCOX / SCHUELKE
Organ underwent modifications by Schuelke in early 1900's.
OPUS NUMBER: Schuelke's Opus 148
YEAR BUILT: 1861
   
ORIGINAL LOCATION:

St. Mary's Assumption Church-2030 Assumption St. N.O

   
RELOCATION 1:  
   
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FINAL DISPOSITION: Organ received major work in 1970's and 1980's by OHS and others.
   
A PICTURE OF THIS ORGAN EXISTS IN OUR FILES:
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NOTES SUPPLIED BY OTHERS: Note by Roy Redman: "Whether either of the Schuelke rebuilds were upgrades may be debatable. Both those organs were originally trackers with slider chests. Although St. Mary's with membrane chests is still working, St. Alphonsus, with cone valve chests, failed many years ago and caused the organ's demise. We salvaged some ranks of pipes from the balcony (St.Alphonsus) around the organ after it had been dismantled for many years. This was in return for providing some replacement ranks for St. Mary's. A 32' Bourdon from St. Alphonsus is now playing in St. Vincent's Episcopal cathedral in Bedford, TX.
   
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This page is a service of www.neworleanschurches.com
and the New Orleans Chapter of the Organ Historical Society