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St. Christopher's Episcopal Church
625 Main Street
Chatham, Massachusetts 02633

OHS Database ID 2695.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been restored to a previous state.
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 June 29, 2018.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 22 stops.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room.

Notes

  • From [what church?], Lawrence, MA. Restored by Bozeman in 1992. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Installation of a used Stevens organ without changes. Case recessed into an alcove on the right side at the front of the room. 5-sectional facade with 19 pipes arranged: 3-4-5-4-3. (Database Manager. June 5, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from Paul Marchesano.
    The organ has a nameplate from Andover Organ Company, Methuen, Mass with the date 1964. They are apparently the builder who moved this organ to this church without full restoration and with no changes. It was restored in 1992 by George Bozeman. (Database Manager. September 3, 2016)
  • Updated by Matthew M. Bellocchio, who has heard or played the organ. In addition Matthew M. Bellocchio gave this as a source of information: Andover Organ Company files; Andover 2009 Newsletter, p.5.

    Organ was originally built by George Stevens for a church in Lawrence, MA (possibly the Lawrence Street Congregational.) It was moved by Charles A. Ryder in 1893 to the First Universalist Society building, which was purchased in 1964 by St. Christopher's Episcopal Church. In 1964, Andover made restorative repairs to the organ (Andover Opus R-36), which had been in derelict condition. In 1992 George Bozeman & Co. enlarged the organ to 24 ranks, adding two new Trumped ranks on blank toeboards in the Great and short-compass Swell, and extending the Pedal Sub Bass from 12 to 25 pipes. Andover protected the organ during the 2009 enlargement of the sanctuary, and relocated the blower from the basement to the organ chamber. The organ resumed its duties on Christmas Eve 2009 and is the largest 19th Century tracker on Cape Cod.
    (Steven E. Lawson. June 29, 2018)

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Photographs

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Chancel and organ. Photograph by Jim Lewis 1979-04-12
Organ. Photograph by Jim Lewis 1979-04-12

Pipe organs in Massachusetts sponsored by Mssrs. Czelusniak et Dugal.

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Stoplist

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