Atlanta, Georgia

Sacred Heart Catholic Church


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Builder:        Skinner Organ Company
   Year:        1922
   Opus:        359
   
No. manuals:    3
No. stops:      38
No. ranks:      29
No. pipes:      1,932

Specification

             GREAT ORGAN                             SWELL ORGAN
16' Bourdon 17 PED 16' Bourdon 73
8' Diapason 61 8' Diapason 73
8' Clarabella 61 8' Gedeckt 73
8' Gedeckt SW 8' Salicional 73
8' Aeoline SW 8' Voix Celeste 73
8' Unda Maris SW 8' Flauto Dolce 73
4' Octave 61 8' Flute Celeste 73
4' Flute SW 4' Flute 73
8' French Horn (in SW) 61 2' Flautino 61
8' Cornopean SW III Mixture 183
8' Flugel Horn SW 8' Flügel Horn 73
8' Cornopean 73
CHOIR ORGAN 8' Vox Humana 73
8' Diapason 73 Tremolo
8' Concert Flute 73
8' Dulciana 73 PEDAL ORGAN
4' Flute 73 16' Diapason 32
2 2/3' Nazard 73 16' Bourdon 32
1 3/5' Tierce 61 16' Echo Bourdon SW
1 1/7' Septieme 61 8' Octave 12
8' Clarinet 73 8' Gedeckt 12
Tremolo 8' Still Gedeckt SW
8' Harp (TC) pf
4' Celesta pf


Source: Allen Kinzey

Notes: Sacred Heart parish was founded in 1880. The original church, known as Saints Peter and Paul, was a small wooden building located twelve blocks west of the present location. When the area became too commercial, parishioners made plans to purchase a new site and build a church "at some distance from the business district."

In 1897, an Atlanta architect, W. T. Downing, was commissioned to design the new church. In keeping with the then-popular devotion to the Sacred Heart, the name of the church was changed to The Sacred Heart of  Jesus. The architectural style is basically French Romanesque with some variations and additions. On May 13, 1976, the Church of the Sacred Heart was entered in the National Register of Historic Places in  recognition of its "artistically significant architecture."

The Skinner was essentially a rebuild of the church's unidentified Hook & Hastings. The 1901 facade has remained in place, being recently restored and re-stenciled for use with the 3/46 Casavant installed in 2002. The two-rank Flute Celeste from the Skinner was retained for the Casavant.

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