Some Interesting Pipe Organs

Austin Organ, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA (yes, it is outdoors!)
This organ was built in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific Exposition, celebrating the completion of the Panama Canal. The organ has been recently rebuilt by Austin, and is quite large (about 80 ranks?).

Fisk Organ, Littlefield Residence, Portola Valley, CA.
Jacques Littlefield had this large (about 45 stops) Fisk organ in a purpose-built hall attached to his house. Area organists (especially students from Stanford) are able to use the instrument for practice. Incidentally, Jacques also collects tanks (yes, the military kind), and is interested in railroads. He has a 1-foot (or so) live steam railroad with bridges and a tunnel on his ranch.

Casavant Organ, Notre-Dame-du-Cap, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec.
This is an electro-pneumatic Casavant built by Lawrence I. Phelps in the very early sixties. Originally having 70 stops over three manuals, it has been slightly enlarged in recent years. The church is octagonal, and built in a neo-gothic style. It has about 8 seconds of reverberation!

Phelps Organ, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK.
This organ was built by Phelps in 1976. It is of the highest possible construction (principals and reed resonators of 92% tin, and other high quality details). It has 70 stops over four manuals. This instrument is a wonderful example of how well made a mechanical action organ can be. The action is light and wonderfully sensitive. With all the manuals coupled (mechanically - there is no electric assist), the action is lighter than the Great action alone on many modern trackers.
The fourth-manual Bombarde division has three Trompettes en chemade at 16, 8, and 4 foot pitches in addition to a 5-rank Grand Cornet. Contrary to popular belief, the instrument contains no theatre organ stops. The angled black chambers flanking the organ house a Wurlitzer theatre organ that is used for chapel services. There is a moveable five-manual console that can play the Wurlitzer and/or Phelps organs remotely. The Phelps organ is not currently playable, a victim of neglect.

Marcussen Organ, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS.
This is the first Marcussen organ in the United States. It has about 63 stops over four-manuals. Weidemann Hall and its 700-seat auditorium were purpose-built for this instrument. The room is constucted with 24-inch thick walls, and is completely climate-controlled at 72 deg F and 52% humidity.