On Saturday April 13th, 2024, fire destroyed the Fellowship hall and offices of Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville, IL. The Sanctuary was mostly spared from the destruction, but left heavily caked in soot from the intense blaze.

Wicks Opus 2896, a 2/3 “Fuga” (with Trumpet added by another Service Company making it 4 ranks) purchased by the congregation in 1949, and installed in the present building in 1975, suffered heavy smoke damage, but was otherwise unscaved.

The instrument was removed by Wicks Technicians on May 3, 2024 and brought back to our shop for cleaning, rebuilding, and storage until the building is ready for its reinstallation.