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St. James Presbyterian Church
409 W. 141st St. at St. Nicholas Ave.
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10031

OHS Database ID 62888.

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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) ventil chests.

Three manuals. 24 stops. 36 registers. 26 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Traditional style console with roll top.

Tilting/rocking tablets on angled jambs. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Originally built in 1940 for Christ Church, Episcopal, in Short Hills, New Jersey. Moved to St. James Presbyterian in Manhattan ca. 1957. (Steven E. Lawson. July 19, 2018)

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Organ Facade. Photograph by Dave Schmauch
Left jamb. Photograph by Dave Schmauch
Right jamb. Photograph by Dave Schmauch
Console. Photograph by Dave Schmauch via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project website 2005-09-09
Push-bottom Chimes 'keyboard'. Photograph by Dave Schmauch via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project website 2005-09-09

Pipe organs in New York sponsored by Foley-Baker, Inc.

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  • Typed Specification. Source: From Estey Shop Order, via Phil Stimmel
    New York City, New York
    St. James Presbyterian Church
    Estey Organ Company   Opus 3112A   1957          3 manuals, 24 stops, 26 ranks
    Built in 1940 for Christ Church, Episcopal, Short Hills, New Jersey
             GREAT ORGAN                           SWELL ORGAN
         16' Contra Gemshorn         85        16' Bourdon                 97
          8' Open Diapason           73         8' Open Diapason           73
          8' Gemshorn (fr. 16')      --         8' Stopped Diapason (16')  --
          8' Melodia                 73         8' Salicional              73
          4' Octave                  73         8' Aeoline                 73
          4' Harmonic Flute          73         8' Voix Celeste (TC)       61
          4' Gemshorn (fr. 16')      --         4' Principal               73
      2 2/3' Twelfth                 61         4' Flute (fr. Bdn)         --
          2' Fifteenth               61         2' Flautino (fr. Bdn)      --
               Great to Great 16'                  Mixture III            183
               Great Unison Off                 8' Trumpet                 73
               Great to Great 4'                8' Oboe                    73
               Swell to Great 16'                    Tremolo
               Swell to Great 8'                     Swell to Swell 16'
               Swell to Great 4'                     Swell Unison Off
               Choir to Great 16'                    Swell to Swell 4'
               Choir to Great 8'
               Choir to Great 4'                   PEDAL ORGAN
                                               16' Open Diapason           32
             CHOIR ORGAN                       16' Bourdon                 32
          8' Gamba                   73        16' Lieblich Gedeckt (Sw)   --
          8' Dulciana                73        16' Gemshorn (Gt)           --
          8' Unda Maris (TC)         61         8' Open Diapason (Sw)      --
          8' Quintadena              73         8' Stopped Flute (Sw)      --
          4' Traverse Flute          73         8' Gemshorn (Gt)           --
          8' Clarinet                73         4' Gemshorn (Gt)           --
               Tremolo                         16' Contra Fagotto (ext Sw) 12
               Choir to Choir 16'                    Great to Pedal 8'
               Choir Unison Off                      Great to Pedal 4'
               Choir to Choir 4'                     Swell to Pedal 8'
               Swell to Choir 16'                    Swell to Pedal 4'
               Swell to Choir 8'                     Choir to Pedal 8'
               Swell to Choir 4'                     Choir to Pedal 4'
             REVERSIBLES                           ACCESSORIES
             Great to Pedal                        Wind Indicator
             Swell to Pedal                        Crescendo Indicator
             Choir to Pedal                        Sforzando Indicator
             Sforzando                             Bench
                                                   Music Rack
             COMBINATIONS                          Mirror
             Great       5 pistons  2 toe          Console Light
             Swell       6 pistons  2 toe          Pedal Lights
             Choir       3 pistons  2 toe          Clock
             Pedal       5 pistons  3 toe          Motor
             Full Organ  7 pistons  3 toe          Blower
                                                   Chimes (20 tubes)
             Balanced Swell Pedal
             Balanced Choir Pedal
             Balanced Crescendo Pedal
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2018-07-19]
  • Click Here Typed Specification. Source: From Estey Shop Order, via Phil Stimmel Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.