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Georgetown Baptist Church
31st 7 N Sts., NW
Washington, District of Columbia

OHS Database ID 5061.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 331, 2008-01-26.


Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in not in playable condition.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 15, 2013.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

One manual. 11 stops. 6 ranks.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 2004. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • From Episcopal Chapel of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts Ave. & 18th St. Washington, DC c. 1903. Reconditioned by Cleveland Fisher in 1974. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Carl Schwartz. -- Organ has suffered severe water damage but is otherwise intact (unplayable). (Database Manager. January 15, 2013)

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Photographs

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Console, around 1976.. Photograph by Robert Cooper
Facade, ca. 1976.. Photograph by Robert Cooper

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  • From memory

  • Washington, DC
    Georgetown Baptist Church
    
    Hilborne Roosevelt, 1883 (Originally at Holy Cross Episcopal Church, moved to Georgetown Baptist in 1901 - installed on the first floor, and moved to the sanctuary when it was completed in 1903).
    
    One manual
    
     8 Open Diapason
     8 Melodia
     8 Salicional (TC)
     4 Octave
     4 Flute Harmonique (treble)
     4 Violin (bass)
    16 Bourdon (pedal)
       Manual Octave
       Manual to Pedal
       Bellows Signal
    
    The Open Diapason, Melodia, Salicional, and Octave stops can be drawn in either the treble or bass.  The lower octave of the Melodia is shared with the Salicional.  All pipes expect the Bourdon and the lowest octave of the Open Diapason are enclosed in a swell box; the Bourdon is behind, and the lowest octave of the Open Diapason is in the fa├žade.
    
    
     [Received from Robert Cooper 2013-11-17.]
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