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Tremont Baptist Church
324 East Tremont Avenue
New York City: The Bronx, New York 10457

OHS Database ID 4616.

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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 August 7, 2005.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 14 stops. 16 registers. 14 ranks. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. There are hinged doors that enclose keyboards. There is an attached keydesk en fenêtre.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on flat jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Flat straight pedalboard.


  • Status Note: There 1978. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Organ moved from old building in 1904, with no apparent changes. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Online update from Michael Rryan -- Restored 1990 by Chris Ballad (Database Manager. August 7, 2005)
  • The Odell organ was originally built in 1883 for Emanuel Baptist Church, located on Suffolk Street in Manhattan, and was moved in 1912 to Tremont Baptist with no apparent changes.

    This is Odell's standard "Specification D," with one alteration: the 16' Grand Bourdon of 25 notes was replaced by a 16' Double Open Diapason of 27 notes.

    Located to the left of the platform, the organ is behind a three-sectioned case and there is a matching case to the right. The console is recessed, and there is a reversible Swell to Great piston in the Swell keyslip. (Steven E. Lawson. June 30, 2017)

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Other Websites

  • Tremont Baptist Church. (New York City Organ Project website) Specification, photo, history.[Last accessed 2017-06-30.]

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Chancel and Twin Pipe Facades. Photograph by Sebastian M. Glück 2017-06-30
Keydesk. Photograph by Sebastian M. Glück 2017-06-30

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  • Typed specification. Source: From Factory Contract, courtesy Larry Trupiano
    The Bronx (New York City), New York
    Tremont Baptist Church
    J.H. & C.S. Odell & Co.   Opus 196   1883           2 manuals 14 stops, 14 ranks
    Built for Emmanuel Baptist Church, Manhattan; moved here in 1912
            GREAT ORGAN                              SWELL ORGAN
         8' Open Diapason           58            8' Open Diapason           58
         8' Keraulophon             58            8' Salicional (TC)         46
         8' Stopped Diapason Bass   12            8' Stopped Diapason Bass   12
         8' Clarionet Flute (TC)    46            8' Stopped Diapason Treble 46
         8' Dolce (TC)              46            4' Violina                 58
         4' Principal               58            2' Piccolo                 58
         4' Wald Flute (TC)         46            8' Oboe (TC)               46
         2' Fifteenth               58               Tremulant
            COUPLERS, &C.                            PEDAL ORGAN
            Reversible Coupler (patented)        16' Double Open Diapason    27
            Swell to Great
            Great to Pedal
            Swell to Pedal
            Bellows Signal
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-06-30]
  • Click Here Typed specification. Source: From Factory Contract, courtesy Larry Trupiano Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.