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Park Church, Congregational
208 West Gray Street
Elmira, New York 14901

OHS Database ID 19635.

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Status and Condition

The organ is no longer at this location, and is presumed destroyed, dispersed or relocated.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 9, 2011.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 5 divisions. 24 stops. 53 registers. 27 ranks. 1818 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.


  • Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Designed by Robert Hope-Jones; gone; replaced by 3/44 Schantz, #1156 in 1974. (Database Manager. November 19, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from Kip Said. -- This organ was built by E. M. Skinner under the direction of, and designed by Robert Hope-Jones whose company's factory was in Elmira, NY before it folded and he went to work for Wurlitzer. The Skinner-Hope-Jones organ was rebuilt in 1961 by the Cannarsa Organ Company. The Cannarsa rebuild continued in service until it was replaced by a new instrument built by the Schantz Organ Company which was installed in 1974. The chimes of the Schantz are from the Skinner - Hope-Jones. (Database Manager. May 9, 2011)

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Chancel and Pipe Facade. (1922) Photograph courtesy of Park Church; image submitted by Jim Lewis
Church Exterior. Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1910)

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

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  • From Allen Kinzey
    Elmira, New York
    Park Church, Congregational
    Skinner Organ Company   Opus 130   1905         3 manuals, 24 stops, 27 ranks
            GREAT ORGAN                             ORCHESTRAL ORGAN
        16' Contra Tibia Clausa   61            16' Contre Viole          SW
         8' Diapason              61             8' Tibia Plena           SO
         8' Violin Diapason       61             8' Lieblich Gedackt      SW
         8' Tibia Plena           SO             8' Viole d'Orchestre     SW
         8' Concert Flute         61             8' Viole Celeste         SW
         8' Muted Viole           61             8' Aeoline               SW
         4' Octave                61             8' Unda Maris            SW
         4' Harmonic Flute        61             4' Flauto Traverso       SW
        16' Ophicleide            SO                Echo Mixture III-IV   SW
         8' Harmonic Tuba         SO             8' Orchestral Oboe       73
         4' Harmonic Clarion      SO             8' Clarinet              SW
                                                 8' Vox Humana            73
            SWELL ORGAN                             Tremulant
        16' Contre Viole          73
         8' Diapason Phonon       73                SOLO ORGAN
         8' Tibia Plena           SO             8' Tibia Plena           61
         8' Quintadena            73            16' Ophicleide            12
         8' Lieblich Gedackt      73             8' Harmonid Tuba         61
         8' Viole d'Orchestre     73             4' Harmonic Clarion      12
         8' Viole Celeste         73
         8' Aeoline               73                PEDAL ORGAN
         8' Unda Maris (TC)       61            32' Tibia Profundissima   12 a
         4' Flauto Traverso       73            32' Resultant Bass        --
            Echo Mixture III-IV  219            16' Tibia Profunda        32
         8' Harmonic Tromba       73            16' Violone Diapason      12 GT
         8' Harmonic Tuba         73            16' Bourdon               GT
         8' Cor Anglais           73            16' Contre Viole          SW
         8' Clarinet              73             8' Tibia Plena           SO
            Tremulant                            8' Flute                 GT
                                                16' Ophicleide            SO
                                                 8' Harmonic Tuba         SO
                                                 4' Harmonic Clarion      SO
                                                 a  two pressures
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2014-10-30]
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