1. Calliopes: The Traveling Organs

    The (Brief) History of the Calliope Around 1855, a man named Joshua C. Stoddard first patented the calliope with the hope that it would soon replace church bells. Much to his dismay, the calliope’s first audience was appalled by the off-tune music it created.  At this point, it is rumored that Stoddard gave the calliope to his brother who captained a steam boat. Due to the readily available ste…Read More

  2. St. John’s Hybrid Austin/Viscount Organ Update: Chamber Speaker Installation

    Once the speakers arrived, we began the installation in the chambers.  Each speaker front is removed from it's outer box encasement.  For the most secure and stable permanent placement of Walker Technical Company speakers, we first attach each speaker box, and then reinsert the speaker fronts.  This method gives optimum stability.  Below is that process taking shape... Each speaker serves a un…Read More