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Marble Collegiate Church
Fifth Avenue at West 29th Street
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10001

OHS Database ID 23099.

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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 January 5, 2011.

Technical Details

Electric key action.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 38 stops. 42 ranks. 2296 pipes. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.

Balanced swell shoes/pedals.


  • 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:
    Altered and enlarged by E. M. Skinner as his Opus 525 (1925). (Database Manager. March 6, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This was a rebuild, electrification, and enlargement of the existing 1854 (?) Odell. A new chancel organ was added in twin cases on the front wall of the church at gallery level. The Chancel divisions were replaced by E.M. Skinner in 1925, and a new console was provided. (Database Manager. July 13, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Connor Annable. (Database Manager. January 5, 2011)

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Sanctuary interior. Photograph from Odell 1896 brochure Metropolitan Churches

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

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  • . Source: Stoplist from Lynnwood Farnam's Organ Notebook via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project
            New York, New York
            Marble Collegiate Church
            J.H. & C.S. Odell   Op. 296   1891   3/42
            The contract was for a renovation and enlargement
            of the existing 1836/1853 Erben, with the addition 
            of a Chancel Organ and twin cases.
            GALLERY GREAT                 GALLERY SWELL
        16' Dbl Open Diapason  58     16' Bourdon Bass      12
         8' Open Diapason      58     16' Bourdon Treble    49
         8' Grossflöte         58      8' Open Diapason     58
         8' Viola da Gamba     58      8' Stopped Diapason  58
         4' Octave             58      8' Salicional        58
     2 2/3' Twelfth            58      4' Violina           58
         2' Piccolo            58      2' Flageolet         58
        IV  Mixture           232    III  Cornet           174
         8' Trumpet            58      8' Oboe              58
            Bellows Signal             8' Vox Humana        58
            CHANCEL GREAT
                                          CHANCEL SWELL
         8' English Diapason   58
         8' Quintadena         58      8' Dolce             58
         8' Melodia            58      8' Vox Celeste       58
         4' Salicet            58      8' Cremona           58
         8' Tuba               58      4' Flute Harmonique  58
            GALLERY PEDAL                 GALLERY CHOIR
        16' Sub Bass           30      8' Geigen Principal  58 
        16' Double Open        30      8' Concert Flute     58
        16' Bourdon            30      8' Dulciana          58
    10 2/3' Quint              30      4' Forest Flute      58
         8' Violoncello                8' Clarinet          58
             [Received from Jeff Scofield December 28, 2019]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist from Lynnwood Farnam's Organ Notebook via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.