Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

219 North Sixth Avenue East
Duluth, MN 55805

Builder: Fenris Organ Co. (2009)
Originally Wicks Organ Co. (1971)
Manuals: 2

Notes: Major rebuild of original organ installed 1971 by Wicks Organ Co. The organ is in regular use for services although some services use praise band or orchestra in addition or alternation with organ.
--Identified through online information from Stephen Hall and Donna Gerdes, church secretary.
-- Organ destroyed in fire, Feb 18, 2016
GREAT ORGAN
16 Violone
8 Principal (new)
8 Prestant
8 Viola
8 Rohrflute
8 Holzgedackt
4 Octave
4 Gedackt
2-2/3 Quint
2 Super Octave
1-1/3 Mixture III
8 Trumpet
Chimes
SWELL ORGAN
16 Lieblich Gedackt
8 Gemshorn
8 Holzgedackt
8 Viola
8 Celeste
4 Principal
4 Rohrflute
2-2/3 Nazard
2 Flachflute
1-1/3 Larigot
16 Trumpet
8 Trumpet
4 Clarion
Chimes
Tremolo
PEDAL ORGAN
32 Resultant
16 Subbass
16 Lieblickgedackt
8 Principal
8 Prestant
8 Viola
8 Rohrflute
4 Choralbass
4 Gedackt
2 Flachflute
16 Posaune
8 Trumpet
4 Clarion
The Duluth Fire Marshal's Office has determined that the Feb. 18 (2016) fire that caused major damage to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church was an accident, caused by electrical wiring.

“The fire started in the void space above the plaster ceiling. The fire burned undetected for hours before smoke reached a smoke detector on the drop ceiling below,” Fire Marshal Marnie Grondahl reported in a news release.

The activation of that fire alarm is what prompted the fire department response at about 5:30 a.m. to the church in Duluth’s Hillside neighborhood, at Sixth Avenue East and Third Street. Damage from the fire has been estimated at $900,000; the sanctuary suffered major damage, and firefighters were forced to break stained-glass windows during their efforts to extinguish the flames.