Grace Episcopal Church

525 A Avenue N.E.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Builder: Hook & Hastings, Op. 1289, 1885.
Manuals: 2
Ranks: Unknown
Stops: 17
Action: Mechanical/slider chests

Notes: Information from David Poile, who spoke with the church organist Chase Johnson, about the organ at Grace Church. In 1948, Grace Episcopal Church moved to a newly constructed building. At that time, their old church was demolished, along with the Hook and Hastings organ. The organ's remains are now buried in the parking lot of the new church building. The church utilized a Hammond organ in the new building until approximately 1999, when they acquired the Verney pipe organ nearby from St. Michael's Episcopal Church (also in Cedar Rapids) when that congregation closed. This present organ dates from 1904 and the key action is pneumatic. It was installed by an unknown local technician.

A photo of the church interior in the "History" section of the church's website shows a large instrument in the front, right corner at the crossing. It has a facade of ornately stenciled pipes on both sides of the chamber, chancel and nave. The console is on the chancel side.

In a second picture dated 1915, a detached, reversed console is clearly visible.

Information from James R. Stettner and Organ Historical Society Archive (2012). Photo from the church website.

Organ Historical Society as of 2020.