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Washington Square Methodist Church
135 West Fourth Street
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10014

OHS Database ID 18418.

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Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
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 November 25, 2010.
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Technical Details

Slider chests. Tubular pneumatic key action. Pneumatic stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 25 stops. 29 ranks. 1664 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.


  • The building has been sold and the organ is currently available to any interested buyer. (James Cook. June 22, 2005)
  • From Edward Odell: The instrument is in extremely good physical condition, and to our knowledge is the only extant Odell organ with tubular-pneumatic action. By contrast, most surviving Odell instruments originally built with tubular-pneumatic action were electrified and fitted with modern consoles.
    The manual wind chests are pneumatically controlled slider chests, with pneumatically controlled stop sliders. The sole alteration was replacement of the original flat pedal board with a radiating and concave pedalboard. This work was done by our firm in 1957. The organ has had limited restorative work done but is otherwise unaltered. (James Cook. June 22, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from Connor Annable. (Database Manager. November 25, 2010)

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Console. Photograph from the J.H. & C.S. Odell Organs website via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project
Church exterior. Photograph from the J.H. & C.S. Odell Organs website via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project

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  • . Source: Stoplist from the NYC AGO New York City Organ Project
           New York, New York
           Washington Square Methodist Church
           J.H. & C.S. Odell   Op. 378   1901   2/29
           GREAT                      SWELL                        PEDAL
        8' Open Diapason   61     16' Bourdon           61     16' Open Diapason 30
        8' Gamba           61      8' Open Diapason     61     16' Bourdon       30
        8' Doppel Flute    61      8' Stopped Diapason  61      8' Violoncello   30
        8' Dulciana        61      8' Salicional        61
        4' Octave          61      8' Vox Celeste       49
        4' Harmonic Flute  61      8' Aeoline           61
    2 2/3' Octave Quint    61      4' Flauto Traverso   61
        2' Super Octave    61      4' Violina           61
      III  Mixture        183      2' Flageolet         61
        8' Trumpet         61    III  Cornet           183
                                   8' Orchestral Oboe   61
                                   8' Vox Humana        61
                       [Received from Jeff Scofield December 26, 2019]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist from the NYC AGO New York City Organ Project Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.