Mother House Chapel East Peoria IL 1962 Schaefer Organ

Chapel of the Mother House of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis
East Peoria, IL
Completed 2014

Complete restoration of the 1962 Schaeffer Organ.

1962 Schaefer organ, Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria, IL

Repairs and improvements were completed by Buzard Pipe Organ Builders, in 2010 to the organ in the order’s Chapel, as follows:

The console was removed to the Buzard factory for complete renovation. Work included the following items:
• Manual keyboards and pedalboard were rebushed, and new contacts were fitted.
• A new console rectifier was installed.
• The existing console interior wiring was completely replaced.
• Console woodwork was cleaned and missing veneer trim pieces were replaced.

A new, custom designed and built solid state relay and combination action was installed in the console and organ chamber. All new, pvc-insulated color coded wiring was installed to connect the console and windchests to the new relay.

The organ was completely restored in 2014; please see that listing for complete details.

Stop List

1962 Schaefer Organ GREAT – exposed
8’ Principal
8’ Bourdon
4’ Principal
2’ Flautino

GREAT (borrowed from Swell)
8’ Gemshorn
4’ Rohr Floete
2-2/3’ Nasat
2’ Gemshorn

8’ Rohr Floete
8’ Gemshorn
4’ Gemshorn
2’ Rohr Floete
1-1/3’ Larigot
8’ Fagotto
4’ Fagotto
Pedal Organ
16’ Bourdon
8’ Octave Bass
4’ Block Floete
8 Rohr Floete
4 Gemshorn
8 Fagotto
4’ Swell to Swell
4’ Great to Great
8’ Swell to Great
8’ Swell to Pedal
8’ Great to Pedal