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Lawrence Street Congregational Church / Spanish Church of God
54 Lawrence St.
Lawrence, Massachusetts 01841

OHS Database ID 64933.

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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 not in playable condition.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition November 6, 2019.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 29 stops. 38 registers. 31 ranks. 2076 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

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.

Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Adjustable combination pistons. Crescendo Pedal.

Notes

  • Updated from online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ was originally built for this congregation. In 1966, Lawrence Street Congregational merged with Trinity Congregational at Trinity's building to form Hope Congregational. The Lawrence Street building was sold to the Spanish Church of God (Iglesia de Dios Mission Board), The organ has not been in-use since that time. At the time I documented it on December 10, 1989, it was dirty and had some damaged and missing pipework but was mostly intact. (James Stettner. November 6, 2019)

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Church exterior. Vintage Postcard; image courtesy of James R. Stettner (ca. 1920's)

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner. Source: Stoplist copied from the console December 10, 1989
    Lawrence, Massachusetts
    Lawrence Street Congregational Church
    
    KIMBALL, SMALLMAN and FRAZEE, 1914 - Original Specifications
    
    
    GREAT                                         SWELL (Expressive)
       16    Open Diapason    (façade)   61          16    Bourdon                    73
       8     1st Open Diapason (façade)  61          8     Open Diapason              73
       8     2nd Open Diapason (façade)  12          8     Gedackt                    73
       8     Gross Flute                 61          8     Salicion'l                 73
       8     Viol d'Gamba                61          8     Voix Celeste         (tc)  61
       8     Gemshorn                    61          8     Aeoline                    73
       4     Octave                      61          4     Flauto Traverso            73
       4     Hohl Flute                  61          4     Violina                    73
       8     Tuba                                    [III] Dolce Cornet  [12-15-17]  183
                                                     16    Contra Fagotto             73
       Great Unison ON/OFF                           8     Cornope'n                  73
                                                     8     Oboe                       73
                                                     8     Vox Humana                 73
    CHOIR (Expressive)                                     Tremul'nt
       8     Geigen Princip'l            73
       8     Melodia                     73          Swell to Swell 16'
       8     Dulciana                    73          Swell Unison ON/OFF
       4     Flute d'Amour               73          Swell to Swell 4'
       2     Piccolo                     61
       8     Clarinet                    73
             Tremul'nt                            PEDAL
             Chimes                     (20)         16    Open Diapason              30
                                                     16    Bourdon                    30
       Choir to Choir 16'                            16    Dulciana             (Ch)  12
       Choir Unison ON/OFF                           16    Lieblich Gedackt     (Sw)  –-
       Choir to Choir 4'                             8     Octave                     12
                                                     8     Flute                      12
                                                     8     Dolce                (Ch)  –-
                                                     8     Gedackt              (Sw)  –-
                                                     16    Trombone             (Gt)  12
    
    
    COUPLERS                                      FINGER PISTONS
       Swell to Pedal                  [8]           General                       1 – 5
       Great to Pedal                  [8]           Swell                         1 – 5
       Choir to Pedal                  [8]           Great                         1 – 5
                                                     Choir                         1 – 3
       Swell to Great                16,8,4          ON/OFF
       Choir to Great                16,8,4          Setter     [unlabeled]
    
       Swell to Choir                   8
                                                  PEDAL MOVEMENTS
                                                     Swell Expression             (bal.)
    TOE STUDS (Unlabeled)                            Choir Expression             (bal.)
       Gt. to Ped.                    (rev)          Crescendo                    (bal.)
       Sforzando                      (rev)
    
    
    ACTION: E-P       VOICES: 29       STOPS: 38       RANKS: 31       PIPES: 2,076
    
    NOTES
    This church was originally built as Lawrence Street Congregational Church. This
    congregation merged with Trinity Congregational at Trinity's building to form what
    is now [1989] Hope Congregational Church. The old Lawrence Street church was sub-
    sequently sold to the Spanish Church of God (Iglesia de Dios Mission Board). The
    organ has not been in use since that time.
    
    More than half of both the Great 16' Open Diapason and 8' 1st Open Diapason comprise
    the pipe façade. The Great 8' Tuba has a bass, 12-pipe extension to provide for the
    Pedal 16' Trombone, however all 32 pipes needed for the Pedal register are on a
    separate chest in front of the Great chest at floor level. The resonators rise
    between the Great chest and he facade. The remaining 41 8' Tuba pipes are on the
    Great main chest.
    
    Both the Pedal 16' Open Diapason and 16' Bourdon are of wood, and line the two chamber
    walls perpendicular to one another. The Pedal 16' Dulciana is a 12-pipe extension of
    the Choir 8 Dulciana, however the Pedal extension is non-expressive on a separate
    chest at the side/end of the Choir enclosure, and at floor level.
    
    Sources: Robert J. Reich (Andover Organ Co.); JRS; extant organ
    
    
    Lawrence Street Congregational Church
    54 Lawrence Street
    Lawrence, MA.  01841                         Documented: December 10, 1989
    
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner. Source: Stoplist copied from the console December 10, 1989 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.