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John Wanamaker Store
770 Broadway at 9th Street
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10003

Auditorium

OHS Database ID 12136.

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Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 20, 2016.


Technical Details

Four manuals. 6 divisions. 42 stops. 45 ranks. 3011 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

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)
  • Updated through online information from Connor Annable. (Database Manager. November 16, 2010)
  • From the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project: As construction was underway for the new store annex, Wanamaker ordered a large four-manual Austin organ for the "Concert Hall," an auditorium that would be three stories high and seat 1500 people on the main floor and gallery. Austin's Op. 120 was significant as it was their first large organ in the "theatre style" and would contain percussions and an automatic player. Wind pressures would be 5", 10", and 15", and the detached console had an A.G.O. "Willis model" pedalboard. The contract, dated July 20, 1904, specified that the organ was to be installed on or before the first day of November, 1904, and would cost a total of $18,119.40. Sometime in 1917-18, the Wanamaker Auditorium organ was damaged and was subsequently rebuilt and greatly enlarged in 1920-21 by the Wanamaker Organ Shop in Philadelphia. (Jeff Scofield. December 1, 2019)

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Auditorium interior. Photograph from the NYC AGO Organ Project
Console. Photograph from the NYC AGO Organ Project

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

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Stoplist

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  • . Source: Stoplist from the factory specification via Larry Trupiano and the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project
        New York, New York
        John Wanamaker Store
    
        Austin   Op. 120   1904   4/45
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        GREAT                         SWELL
    
    16' Rohr Flute         61     16' Quintaton          73
     8' Magnaton           SO      8' Grand Diapason     73
     8' Open Diapason      61      8' Gamba              73
     8' Geigen Principal   61      8' Rohr Flute         73
     8' Clarabel Flute     61      8' Flauto Dolce       73
     8' Doppel Flute       61      8' Unda Maris         61
     8' Viole d'Amour      61      4' Gemshorn           73
     4' Octave             61      4' Flute d'Amour      73
     4' Harmonic Flute     61    III  Dolce Cornet      183
    16' Tuba Profunda      SO     16' Dbl Oboe Horn      73
     8' Harmonic Tuba      SO      8' Horn               73
     4' Tuba Clarion       SO      8' Oboe               73
        Tubular Chimes     25      8' Vox Humana         73
        Snare Drum                 4' Clarion            73
        Cymbals                       Tremulant
        2 Triangles
        2 Kettle Drums                ECHO
    
        ORCHESTRAL                 8' Lieblich Gedackt   61
                                   8' Phoneuma           61
    16' Contre Viole       73      8' Angelica           49
     8' Concert Flute      73      8' Vox Humana         61
     8' Viole d'Orchestre  73         Tremulant
     8' Viole Celeste II  134         Cathedral Chimes
     4' Flauto Traverso    73
     2' Piccolo            61         PEDAL
     8' Clarinet           73
     8' Orchestral Oboe    73     32' Magnaton           12 SO
     8' Cor Anglais        73     16' Magnaton           SO
        Tremulant                 16' 1st Open Diapason  32
                                  16' 2nd Open Diapason  12 GT
        SOLO                      16' Violone            32
                                  16' Sub Bass           GT
    16' Magnaton           61     16' Dulciana           12 GT
     8' Magnaton           12     16' Contre Viole       OR
     8' Gross Flute        61      8' Gross Flute (1st)  12
     4' Hohl Flute         61      8' Flute Dolce        GT
     8' Trumpet            61     16' Tuba Profunda      SO
    16' Tuba Profunda    * 61      8' Harmonic Tuba      SO
     8' Harmonic Tuba    * 12      4' Tuba Clarion       SO
     4' Tuba Clarion     * 12
    
     *  enclosed
    
          [Received from Jeff Scofield December 1, 2019]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist from the factory specification via Larry Trupiano and the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.