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Park Presbyterian / West-Park Presbyterian Church
165 West 86th St. at Amsterdam Ave.
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10024

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 12099.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition June 1, 2014.
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Technical Details

Austin Universal Air Chests(©).

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 35 stops. 46 registers. 46 ranks. 2699 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Stop keys above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard.

Notes

  • Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 20, 2004: http://www.austinorgans.com/organ-research.htm. (James Cook. December 21, 2004)
  • Retained pipework from their 1889 Roosevelt and the 1911 Austin rebuild. (Jeff Scofield. June 1, 2014)
  • In 1911, the West Presbyterian Church sold its property on West 42nd Street and merged with Park Presbyterian Church on West 86th street, after which the combined congregations were known as West-Park Presbyterian Church. (Database Manager. February 6, 2016)
  • From the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project: This organ, designed by [the church's organist] Allan Van Zoeren and built by Austin Organs in 1954, was subsequently altered several times by Van Zoeren and others. By the 1990s, the organ had been damaged by fallen plaster and installation of a sound system. (Jeff Scofield. December 28, 2019)

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Sanctuary interior and façade pipes. Photograph by Willie Davis via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project
Church exterior. Photograph from www.wirednewyork.com via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project

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

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist copied from The Diapason March 1959
            New York, New York
            West-Park Presbyterian Church
    
            Austin   OP. 2208   1954   3/46
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            GREAT                         POSITIV (enclosed)
        16' Quintation [sic] 61        8' Gedackt          61
         8' Prestant         61        8' Dolce            61
         8' Bourdon          61        8' Unda Maris       49
         8' Dolce            PO        4' Prinzipal        61
         4' Octave           61        4' Koppelflöte      61
         4' Nachthorn        61        2' Doublette        61
         4' Quintation       24        2' Koppelflöte      12
         2' Spitzflöte       61    1 1/3' Spitzquint       61
    III-VI  Mixture         294        1' Sifflöte         61
                                      II  Sesquialtera    122
            SWELL                     II  Cymbel          122
         8' Geigen           73        8' Dulzian          61
         8' Rohrflöte        73           Cymbelstern       2
         8' Flauto Dolce     73
         8' Spitzviol        73           PEDAL
         8' Celeste          61       16' Subbas [sic]     32
         4' Rohrpfeife       73       16' Quintation       GT
         2' Gemshorn         61       16' Lieblich Gedeckt 12
         2' Rohrpfeife       12        8' Prinzipal        32
     II-IV  Scharf          184        8' Gedackt          32
        16' Rankett          73        8' Flauto Dolce     SW
         8' Fagot            73        4' Choralbass       12
         4' Regal            73        4' Quintation       GT
            Tremulant                  2' Nachthorn        32
                                      II  Rauschquint      64
                                      16' Fagot            12 SW
                                       2' Rohrschalmey     32
    
           [Received online from Jeff Scofield June 1, 2014]
    
    
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from The Diapason March 1959 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.