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St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, R.C.
Mott and Prince Streets
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10012


OHS Database ID 60550.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition September 11, 2017.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

One manual. 7 ranks. Manual compass is 56 notes. Pedal compass is 17 notes.

There are hinged doors that enclose keyboards. There is an attached keydesk en fenêtre.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. Trigger/hitch-down swell.


  • The Chancel organ in St. Patrick's Old Cathedral was built by Hall & Labagh in 1859 for St. George's Chapel, Episcopal, in Newburgh, N.Y. About 1885, it was then moved to the Associate Reformed Church, Newburgh, N.Y., and later (ca. 1980) to the Convent of St. Helena, Vail's Gate, N.Y. At some point the organ was put into storage; it was later purchased by the Basilica and restored in 2016 by Brunner & Associates, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. (Steven E. Lawson. Unknown)

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Hall & Labagh organ. Photograph by Jared Lamenzo 2016-01-01
Keydesk. Photograph by Jared Lamenzo 2016-01-01
Hall & Labagh chancel organ with Henry Erben organ in Gallery. Photograph by Jared Lamenzo 2016-01-01
Exterior. Photograph by Steven E. Lawson 1998-01-01

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: from Jared Lamenzo
    New York City, New York
    Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, Roman Catholic - Chancel
    Hall & Labagh   1859
    Restored by Brunner & Associates, Lancaster, Pennsylvania (2016)
                         MANUAL - 56 notes
                      8' Open Diapason (TF)        39
                      8' St. Diapason Treble (TF)  39
                      8' St. Diapason Bass         17
                      8' Viol de Gamba (TF)        39
                      4' Flute (TF)                39
                      4' Principal Treble (TF)     39
                      4' Principal Bass            17
                      2' Fifteenth                 56
                      8' Hautboy (TF)              39
                         PEDAL - 17 notes
                         No stops
                         Pedal coupler
                         Swell Pedal (hitch-down)
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-09-11]
  • Click Here Typed stoplist. Source: from Jared Lamenzo Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.