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University Place Presbyterian Church
40 University Place
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10012

OHS Database ID 65128.

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Status and Condition

The organ is no longer at this location, and is presumed destroyed, dispersed or relocated.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition December 27, 2019.

Technical Details

Tubular pneumatic key action. Pneumatic stop action.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 32 stops. 32 registers. 37 ranks. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front.


  • The third organ in University Place Presbyterian Church was built in 1884 by Hilborne L. Roosevelt of New York City. Roosevelt retained the case and some pipework from the previous 1853 Henry Erben organ. Research has not yet determined if the organ was removed in 1918, when the church merged with First Presbyterian, or was demolished with the building. (Jeff Scofield. December 27, 2019)

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Sanctuary interior and organ case. Photograph from the NYC AGO Organ Project

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

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  • . Source: Stoplist from Sebastian Gluck via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project
            New York, New York
            University Place Presbyterian Church
            Hilborne L. Roosevelt   1884   Op. 147   3/37
            GREAT                            SWELL
        16' Dbl Open Diapason  58        16' Bourdon           58
         8' Open Diapason      58         8' Open Diapason     58
         8' Viola di Gamba     58         8' Stopped Diapason  58
         8' Doppelflöte        58         8' Spitzflöte        58
         4' Octave             58         8' Salicional        58
         4' Flute Harmonique   58         4' Gemshorn          58
     2 2/3' Octave Quint       58 *       4' Hohlflöte         58
         2' Super Octave       58 *       2' Flageolet         58
    III-IV  Mixture           196 *     III  Cornet           174
         8' Trumpet            58 *       8' Cornopean         58
                                          8' Oboe              58
         8' Geigen Principal   58        16' Open Diapason     30
         8' Concert Flute      58        16' Bourdon           30
         8' Dolce              58        16' Dulciana          30
         4' Rohrflöte          58    10 2/3' Quint             30
         2' Piccolo Harmonique 58         8' Violoncello       30
         8' Clarinet           58
         *  enclosed in Choir
               [Received from Jeff Scofield December 27, 2019]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist from Sebastian Gluck via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.