The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Congregational Church
Searsport, Maine 04974

OHS Database ID 10408.


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 September 27, 2007.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 30 registers.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Flat straight pedalboard.

Notes

  • Builder's Nameplate: Possibly by W. B. D. Simmons? (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Builder uncertain. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ is in a very handsome case at the front of the room. It is a case style that is quite unique as compared to other extant cases by other New England builders from this same period. It is suggestive of English organs. But the keydesk certainly has the steep terraced stop jambs indicative of an 1860s vintage Wm. B.D. Simmons. There are two towers containing only 2 pipes each, and flanking a central, Romaneque-arched flat of 9 pipes. What is most unique is that above this central flat is a smaller, 3-sectional facade of 19 pipes arranged: 7-5-7 with the central portion of 5 pipes as another small, projecting tower. (Database Manager. September 27, 2007)

Online Documents

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Photographs

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Organ Case at front of Sanctuary. Purchased photo in the collection of James R. Stettner, courtesy of James R. Stettner (before 1906)

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Stoplist

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