Most of the St. Luke's organ is above the ceiling, in the church tower. To get to it for tuning or servicing one must go out onto the church roof and then climb a ladder to reach this door on the tower. Then follows a walk on a narrow plank over the tone opening to the church below before reaching the relative safety of the organ chamber! Here, David Grandall is about to climb through the door.
St Luke Water Damage
Following a particularly snowy Minnesota winter, the Spring thaw revealed an unknown leak in the roof at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Minneapolis. The water found its way into a part of the organ in the chancel where the 16' Bourdon (wood pipes) gradually stopped working. Our task was to restore it.