The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Baptist Church
649 Center Street
Boston: Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130

OHS Database ID 5993.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 268.

Status and Condition

The organ has been destroyed and is no longer extant.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 21, 2005.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Three manuals. 37 stops. 32 ranks.


  • The organ was destroyed when the building burned January 18, 2005. (James Cook. January 21, 2005)

Online Documents

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  • Ciampa, Leonardo. "In Memoriam E. & G. G. Hook, Opus 253 (1859-2005)," The Diapason (March, 2005: pp. 18-19). [Stoplist, photographs.]
  • Gl├╝ck, Sebastian. "Rare Civil-War Era Hook Organ Destroyed by Fire," The American Organist (Vol. 39, No. 4 [April, 2005]: p. 90).
  • Huntington, Scot. "Requiem Aeternam: The Loss of E. & G. G. Hook Opus 253 (1859) in the First Baptist Church of Jamaica Plain," The Tracker (Volume 49, No. 2 [Spring, 2005]: pp. 5-12). [Photographs, stoplist, history.]

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Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Facade. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 1999-05-04
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 1999-05-04
Console. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2013-07-24

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

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