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St. Paul & St. Andrew Methodist Church
263 W. 86th St.
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10024

OHS Database ID 65123.

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Status and Condition

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We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition December 26, 2019.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 38 stops. 53 registers. 42 ranks.

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, right.

Stop keys above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • From the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project: The organ in St. Paul & St. Andrew's Church is the work of William W. Laws of Beverly, Mass., who was contracted to reconfigure the previous 1895 organ by J.H. & C.S. Odell when the front of the sanctuary was reconfigured to accomodate a divided chancel. Laws rebuilt the 1895 Odell organ by converting its action to electro-pneumatic and providing a new three-manual stop-key console. Many of the original stops were retained, several more were added, and the Choir division was enclosed. In 2007, the organ was found to be partially playable. (Jeff Scofield. December 25, 2019)

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Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Steven E. Lawson 2002-09-09
Sanctuary interior to rear. Photograph by Steven E. Lawson 2002-09-09
Console. Photograph by Steven E. Lawson 2002-09-09
Console. Photograph by Steven E. Lawson 2002-09-09
Church exterior. Photograph by Steven E. Lawson 2002-09-09

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  • . Source: Stoplist from the NYC AGO New York City Organ Project
            New York, New York
            St. Paul & St. Andrew Methodist Church
            J.H. & C.S. Odell   Op. 333   1895   3/37
            William W. Laws               1938   3/42
            GREAT                          SWELL
        16' Open Diapason      73      16' Bourdon           73
         8' 1st Open Diapason  73       8' Open Diapason     73
         8' 2nd Open Diapason  73       8' Gedeckt           73
         8' Doppel Flute       73       8' Quintadena        73
         8' Gamba              73       8' Salicional        73
         8' Dolce              73       8' Voix Celeste      61
         4' Principal          73       8' Aeoline           73
         4' Octave             73       4' Flute Traverso    73
         4' Harmonic Flute     73       2' Fifteenth         61
     2 2/3' Twelfth            61     III  Dolce Cornet     183
         2' Fifteenth          61      16' Fagotto           73
       III  Mixture           183       8' Cornopean         73
        16' Tuba               61       8' Flugel Horn       73
         8' Tuba               12       8' Vox Humana        73
         4' Clarion            12          Tremolo
            Tremolo                        Sub
            Sub                            Unison Off
            Unison Off                     Super
            Super                          Chimes            CH
                                        8' Geigen Principal  73
        32' Resultant          --       8' Concert Flute     73
        16' Open Diapason      32       8' Dulciana          73
        16' 2nd Open Diapason  GT       8' Unda Maris        61
        16' Bourdon            32       4' Chimney Flute     73
        16' Violone            32       2' Piccolo           61
        16' Lieblich Gedeckt   SW       8' Clarinet          73
    10 2/3' Quint              --       8' English Horn      73
         8' Major Flute        12          Tremolo
         8' Diapason           GT          Sub
         8' Stopped Flute      12          Unison Off
         8' Violoncello        12          Super
         8' Still Gedeckt      SW          Chimes
         4' Flute (Open Dia)   12
        16' Tuba               GT
         8' Tuba               GT
         4' Clarion            GT
            Chimes             CH
              [Received from Jeff Scofield December 25, 2019]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist from the NYC AGO New York City Organ Project Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.