The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Residence: William C. Whitney
871 Fifth Avenue
New York City: Manhattan, New York

ballroom

OHS Database ID 10145.

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Status and Condition

This instrument is known from a single historic document only; it is presumed to be no longer extant.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 11, 2008.


Technical Details

Tubular pneumatic key action. Pneumatic stop action.

Notes

  • Overhauling (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through on-line information from jim lewis. -- Auction catalog for house and contents; Parke-Bernet Galleries, 1942. Item #365 note "Built-in pipe organ E.F. Walcker & Co, Ludwigsburg. Opus 877-1899." The ("Overhauling") was probably major maintainence by Müller & Abell in 1902 on the Walcker organ. The house had been closed for a while. (Database Manager. January 11, 2008)
  • Identified through online information from Jim Lewis. -- Two manuals, 17 speaking stops. Tubular-pneumatic action. Console was located on the floor of the ballroom and the pipework was located in a gallery above the console. (Database Manager. August 31, 2011)
  • Updated through online information from Steven E. Lawson. (Database Manager. August 2, 2013)

Online Documents

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Photographs

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Ballroom Interior. Photograph (ca. 1900) from the collection of Jim Lewis
Ballroom Interior. Console behind screen at right. Photograph (ca. 1900) from the collection of Jim Lewis
Rear of console on moveable platform with tone grilles above windows. Jim Lewis collection, courtesy of Jim Lewis (c.1944)

Pipe organs in New York sponsored by Foley-Baker, Inc.

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Stoplist

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