St. Lucas United Church of Christ
Evansville, Indiana

Old organ at St. Lucas UCC
  Prior to renovated chancel, showing the old Edmund Giesecke organ of 1893

Photo circa 1910-1920, from the Williard Library online archives:

The St. Lucas divided chancel today
Notice the statue/font in pictures above and below. 
The facade pipes for the Aeolian-Skinner organ are from the old Giesecke organ.

Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company
Boston, MA
Opus 1157

Gedeckt 16'
Diapason 8'
Spitzflute 8'
Octave 4'
Fifteenth 2'
Mixture IV
Great to Great 4'
Great Unison Off

Chimney Flute 8'
Viola 8'
Viola Celeste 8'
Triangular Flute 4'
Mixture III
Fagott 16'
Trompette 8'
Oboe Clarion 4'
Swell to Swell 16'
Swell to Swell 4'
Swell Unison Off

Nason Flute 8'
Dulciana 8'
Unda Maris 8'
Rohrflote 4'
Blockflote 2'
Nasard 2 2/3'
Tierce 1 3/5'
Choir to Choir 16'
Choir to Choir 4'
Choir Unison Off

Gedeckt 8'
Viola d'amour 8'
Vox angelica 8'
Flute 4'
Principal 2'
Echo to Echo 16'
Echo to Echo 4'
Echo Unison Off

Subbourdon 32'
Bourdon 16'
Gedeckt 16' (Gr.)
Gedeckt 8' (Gr.)
Bourdon 8'
Octave 8'
Choral Bass 4'
Bourdon 4'
Fagott 16' (Sw.)

Swell to Great 8' and 4'
Choir to Great 8' and 4'
Swell to Choir 8' and 4'
Echo to Choir 8' and 4'
Echo to Great 8' and 4'
Great to Pedal
Choir to Pedal
Swell to Pedal 8' and 4'
Echo to Pedal 8' and 4' 6

6 General Pistons
6 Divisonal Pistons

St. Lucas cosole

St. Lucas stop jam

Music became an active part of St. Lucas in 1893 when the Giesecke tracker action pipe organ was dedicated.  In 1895 the church orchestra was begun and continues to thrive today.  The Aeolian Skinner organ was installed in 1950.  It was rededicated on October 23, 2003 with Kirk Rich at the console after renovations and additions by Goulding and Wood of Indianapolis.  This organ has been played by many fine organists including E. Power Biggs, Fenner Douglas, Vincent Dubois of Paris, Marilyn Mason, and Mrs. Hope Nelson (former organist for whom the organ was dedicated for her 31 years of service at St. Lucas). 

(Information in part from the St. Lucas Church website:, and from Kathy Herdel)

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