St. John’s Catholic Newman Center, Champaign, Illinois

1970 E.A. Holloway/1989 Buzard

St. John’s Catholic Newman Center is the student Catholic parish on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is home to a Holloway organ (a predecessor firm to the Indianapolis-based Goulding and Wood) with additions and modifications by Buzard.

Our work was in conjunction with other renovations, painting, and plastering that took place in the building over the course of the summer of 2023. Our work has heretofore included:

-Removal of pipes and transport to our workshop for cleaning and regulation.

-Protection of the facade and unenclosed chests from particulate matter.

-Replacement of the Krummhorn pipes.

-Construction of new wooden boxes to house the block and tongue for the 32’ reed basses.

We are currently in the process of building a brand new console for this organ.