The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Residence: John W. Haussermann, Jr. ("Briarcliff Manor")
Chappaqua, New York

OHS Database ID 25623.

Status and Condition

The organ has been relocated and is no longer at this location.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition March 16, 2007.

Technical Details


  • Displayed at 1939 World's Fair, Flushing, NY before installation here. Sold to St. Andrew's in 1947 and installed there by Sylvester Kohler. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • 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:
    Originally Opus 986 (1938), built for the Temple of Religion, New York World's Fair. (Database Manager. March 16, 2007)

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: From Allen Kinzey
    Chappaqua, New York
    John W. Haussermann Residence ("Briarcliff Manor")
    Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.   Opus 986   1938   3 manuals, 42 stops, 55 ranks
    Originally in 1939 New York World's Fair - Temple of Religion
    Moved here in 1940 by Aeolian-Skinner as Opus 986-A
               GREAT ORGAN                              SWELL ORGAN
           16' Quintade            61                8' Flute Harmonique    61
            8' Principal           61                8' Viole da Gambe      61
            8' Gedeckt             61                8' Viole Celeste       61
            4' Octave              61                4' Fugara              61
            4' Gemshorn            61                4' Cor de Nuit         61
        2 2/3' Quint               61            2 2/3' Nazard              61
            2' Super Octave        61                2' Koppelflöte         61
       III-IV  Fourniture         232            1 3/5' Tierce              61
          III  Scharf             183               IV  Plein Jeu          244
                                                    16' Cromorne            61
               POSITIV ORGAN                         8' Trompette           61
            8' Quintaton           61                4' Hautbois Clairon    61
            8' Salicional          61                   Tremulant
            4' Prestant            61
            4' Rohrflöte           61                   PEDAL ORGAN
        2 2/3' Nasat               61               16' Principal           32
            2' Octavin             61               16' Quintaton           32
        1 3/5' Terz                61                8' Violoncello         32
        1 1/3' Larigot             61                8' Rohrflöte           32
            1' Sifflöte            61            5 1/3' Quint               32
          III  Zimbel             183                4' Choralbass          32
                                                     2' Nachthorn           32
                                                    IV  Mixture            128
                                                    16' Contra Fagotto      32
                                                     8' Posaune             32
                                                     4' Schalmei            32
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-05-12]
  • Click Here Typed stoplist. Source: From Allen Kinzey Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.