Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
When constructed in the late 1950s, Immaculate Conception Church of Bellevue, Ohio, preparations were made for a pipe organ in the rear gallery. Limited funding was available, so a very small instrument was installed. The terrazzo floors and hard plastered walls and ceiling created a sympathetic acoustic for this instrument, and the organ served the church for many years.
As the small pipe organ neared the end of its life, the congregation hoped to find a larger pipe organ that would fit the available budget. The Parish was excited when 45 ranks of fine pipework became available from a recently shuttered church, making a three-manual 30 rank pipe organ possible.
The organ plays from an entirely new mechanism. New windchests, reservoirs, and other components were constructed to fit the available area. A high quality and lightly used organ console was altered to fit the new specification. The visually attractive yet simple façade and case complement the existing architectural details of the sanctuary.