Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church

440 Lake Street
Big Lake, MN 55309

Builder: Rieger Orgelbau (1959)
Manuals: I
Stops: 8
Ranks: 9
Pipes 480
Action: Slider chests, mechanical action
Notes: The organ has been removed from the church and is standing in Central Presbyterian Church in St Paul in 2011).  It is owned by Michael Barone.
--Information from the Organ Historical Society Archive and Michael Barone.
Last Update: 8/2012

Big Lake Rieger
Holzgedackt 8'
Principal 4'
Rohrflute 4'
Octave 2'
Quint 1 1/3'
Terz 1 3/5' (descant, from middle C)
Cymbel II
Krummhorn 8'
Pull-down pedals

Photo taken from Central Presbyterian Facebook page, showing the Rieger in its place next to the chancel.  Back case panel causes severe shading for pipes at the back, making accurate tuning all but impossible.  Therefore it is left off. Since its purchase in 1975 by Michael Barone, this instrument has been relocated from Big Lake...first to First United Methodist Church in Saint Cloud (@1975-1982), then to Lake Harriet Methodist Church, Minneapolis (1982-1996), then briefly as a display item in the Westfield Center's touring exhibit, Festival Organ, was located at the Science Museum of Minnesota in Saint Paul (winter/spring 1997), then to the Episcopal Church of St. Paul on the Hill in Saint Paul (1997-2003), then to the Lady Chapel of the Church of St. Louis, King of France in Saint Paul (2003-2005). Main chest runs were repaired during this period.  In the winter of 2005/2006 it was moved to the chancel of Central Presbyterian Church in Saint Paul (conveniently next door to the Minnesota Public Radio facility where Barone works).