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First Church Unitarian Universalist
John Eliot Square
Boston (Roxbury), Massachusetts 02119

OHS Database ID 5052.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 138, 1993-10-24.


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 September 17, 2008.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical action with pneumatic assist [Barker levers or some similar device]. Mechanical stop action.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 34 stops. 39 ranks. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. No combination action. Flat straight pedalboard.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 2000. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Barker lever to Great and its couplers. Wind pressure 2 3/4, Pedal and Barker 3 1/4. The Churchin this building, previously had an 1821 Appleton, replaced by an 1850 Wm. B. D. Simmons. Water damaged in a 1982 fire. Repaired 1992-1994 by George Bozeman & Co., Lahaise & Co., and S. L. Huntington & Co. Reopened 24 Oct 1993. (44 stops on Opus list.) (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- 3-sectional facade with 33 stenciled pipes arranged: 7-[6-7-6-]-7. (Database Manager. September 17, 2008)

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Photographs

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Balcony and Organ Case. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 1999-05-04
Console. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 1999-05-04

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

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  • Specification from The Organ in New England by Barbara Owen (Raleigh: The Sunbury Press, 1979)

  • Boston (Roxbury), Massachusetts
    First Church of Roxbury (Unitarian Universalist)
    
    Hook & Hastings   Opus 1171   1883        3 manuals, 34 stops, 39 ranks
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    Source: Examination by Barbara Owen
    
            GREAT ORGAN                          SWELL ORGAN
        16' Open Diapason       58           16' Bourdon Treble      46 tc
         8' Open Diapason       58           16' Bourdon Bass        12
         8' Viola da Gamba      58            8' Open Diapason       58
         8' Doppel Flöte        58            8' Salicional          58
         4' Octave              58            8' Aeoline             58
         4' Flute Harmonique    58            8' Quintadena          58
     2 2/3' Twelfth             58            4' Violina             58
         2' Fifteenth           58            4' Flauto Traverso     58
            Mixture IV         232            2' Flautino            58
         8' Trumpet             58               Dolce Cornet III   174
                                              8' Cornopean           58
            CHOIR ORGAN                       8' Oboe                58
         8' Geigen Principal    58               Tremolo
         8' Melodia             58
         8' Keraulophon         58               PEDAL ORGAN
         8' Dulciana            58           16' Open Diapason       27
         4' Fugara              58           16' Bourdon             27
         4' Flute d'Amour       58            8' Violoncello         27
         2' Piccolo             58           16' Trombone            27
         8' Clarionet           58 *
            * 1-12 Oboe bass
    
            COUPLERS                             MECHANICALS
            Swell to Great                       Great Organ Separation
            Choir to Great                       Bellows Signal
            Swell to Choir                       Great to Pedal Reversible
            Great to Pedal                       Balanced Swell Pedal
            Swell to Pedal                       
            Choir to Pedal                       4 Combination Pedals
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2014-12-31]