The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Town Hall
123 West 43rd Street
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10036

OHS Database ID 22858.

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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 October 22, 2013.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 5 divisions. 39 stops. 48 registers. 46 ranks. 2865 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is movable.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Combination action thumb pistons.

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:
    Complete overhaul under G. Donald Harrison's direction in 1935, #3-5364; later dispersed. (Database Manager. January 18, 2006)
  • The organ was moved in 1960 by Lewis & Hitchcock to the Takoma Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, Takoma Park, Maryland. (Jeff Scofield. December 2, 2019)

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Photographs

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Auditorium interior. Photograph from The American Organist May 1924
Lynnwood Farnam at the console. Photograph from Stop, Open and Reed via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project 1924-09-09

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

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist from The American Organist, July 1924
    New York City, New York
    Town Hall
    
    Skinner Organ Company   Opus 434   1923       4 manuals, 39 stops, 44 ranks
    ___________________________________________________________________________
    
              GREAT ORGAN                           SWELL ORGAN
          16' Violone            61             16' Bourdon            73
           8' Diapason           61              8' Diapason           73
           8' Claribel Flute     61              8' Gedeckt            73
           8' Chimney Flute      61              8' Gamba              73
           4' Octave             61              8' Salicional         73
           4' Flute              61              8' Voix Celeste       73
           2' Fifteenth          61              8' Flute Celeste II  134
         III  Mixture           183              4' Flute              73
                                                 4' Violin             73
              CHOIR ORGAN                      III  Mixture           183
           8' Concert Flute      73             16' Fagotto            73
           8' Gamba              73              8' Trumpet            73
           4' Flute              73              8' Corno d'Amore      73
       2 2/3' Nazard             61              8' Vox Humana         73
           2' Piccolo            61              4' Clarion            73
       1 3/5' Tierce             61                 Tremolo
           8' Corno di Bassetto  73
              Tremolo                               PEDAL ORGAN
           8' Harp (TC)          --             16' Subbass            32
           4' Celesta            61 bars        16' Bourdon            32
                                                16' Violone            GT
              SOLO ORGAN                        16' Echo Lieblich      SW
           8' Cello              73              8' Octave             12
           8' Gamba Celeste      73              8' Gedeckt            12
           4' Orchestral Flute   73              8' Still Gedeckt      SW
           8' Tuba               73              4' Flute              12
           8' French Horn        73                 Mixture (wired)    --
           8' English Horn       73             16' Trombone           32
              Tremolo                           16' Fagotto            SW
                                                 8' Tromba             12
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2016-07-15]
    
    
  • Click Here Stoplist from The American Organist, July 1924 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.