Mount Moriah Lutheran Church: Byron, MNAs Jeff Daehn put it, "Mormon Moller Moves to Mount Moriah."
This organ was previously located in a Mormon church in Rochester, MN. It was given to Mount Moriah sometime in 2010. It began life as a typical late 1950's Moller Artiste (Principal, Flute, String) in a synagogue in Rochester. It was moved to the Mormon church in the late 1970's and expanded. It grew an 8' Principal and a 4'-2' Spitz Flute. The console was updated later with new keyboards and nameboard.
The organ was moved to Mount Moriah in 2010, where volunteers from the church built a new case. The electronics were reconnected, and significant electrical troubleshooting was required. Jeff Daehn retrieved a Trumpet for $500 from an organ in Bessemer, WI.
The work was finished in time for Christmas, 2011. The trumpet was playable by early January 2012, after additional relay parts were installed.
The current resources are: Diapason 8' (61), Octave 4' (61), Gedeckt 16-8-4-2 (97), Viola 8'-4' (73), Spitz Flute 4'-2' (73), Trumpet 8' (61). The Diapason is in front of the case, while the rest are expressive.
It really does fit the room well.
2' Spitz Flute
Swell to Great
4' Spitz Flute