The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Baptist Church
8 Lafayette Street
Wakefield, Massachusetts 01880

OHS Database ID 6950.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been destroyed and is no longer extant.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition October 26, 2018.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 18 stops. 19 registers. 20 ranks. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. Flat straight pedalboard. Hitchdown couplers.


  • 10/89 from stop list. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Jeffrey H Smith. -- Magnificently maintained, completely un- "improved." (Database Manager. June 19, 2007)
  • The church and organ were totally destroyed by fire October 23, 2018. (Jeff Scofield. October 26, 2018)

Online Documents

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Swell Shoe. Photograph by Jeffrey H Smith 2018-06-11
Facade Pipes. Photograph by Jeffrey H Smith 2018-06-11
Keydesk. Photograph by Jeffrey H Smith 2018-06-11
Builder Nameplate. Photograph by Jeffrey H Smith 2018-06-11
Coupler & Combination Pedals. Photograph by Jeffrey H Smith 2018-06-11

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: from John Bishop
    Wakefield, Massachusetts
    First Baptist Church
    E. & G. G. Hook & Hastings   Opus 635   1872
    2 manuals, 18 stops, 20 ranks
                 GREAT ORGAN
             16' Bourdun             58
              8' Open Diapason       58
              8' Dulciana            58
              8' Melodia             58
              4' Octave              58
              3' Twelfth             58
              2' Fifteenth           58
                 Mixture, 3 ranks   174
              8' Trumpet             58
                 SWELL ORGAN
              8' Open Diapason       46 *
              8' Viola               58
              8' Std. Diapason       58
              4' Flauto Traverso     58
              4' Violina             58
              2' Flautina            58
              8' Bassoon             12
              8' Oboe (TC)           46
              *  1-12 grooved to Std. Diapason
                 PEDAL ORGAN
             16' Open Diapason       27
             16' Bourdon             27
                 Bellows Signal
                 Manual Coupler
                 Great to Pedal
                 Swell to Pedal
                 Swell Pedal
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-06-22]
  • Click Here Typed stoplist. Source: from John Bishop Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.