The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Methodist Church
645 Main Street
Melrose, Massachusetts 02176

OHS Database ID 61708.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
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 March 15, 2018.
If you can assist us with information concerning the current condition of this organ, please use the form accessible through the "Update" button.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Two manuals. 3 divisions.

The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Balanced swell shoes/pedals.


  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner -- Extensive research by parish historian Jim Bennett has revealed that the date of the organ is 1904 and not 1915 as originally entered. The date has been changed to reflect the research and evidence. (James Stettner. September 3, 2019)

Online Documents

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  • James Cole and the Organ at FUMC. Documentation for organ date, info on James Cole, Dedication Programme. Author: Jim Bennett, parish historian Source: Electronic format of church website. Document Date. Unknown. Document received from 2019-09-03.

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Chancel with twin cases from right balcony. Photograph from Church facebook page 2014-07-27
Chancel with twin cases. Photograph from Church facebook page 2017-12-23

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

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