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First Congregational
62 Centre St.
Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554


OHS Database ID 7500.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition October 19, 2007.
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Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 18 stops. 16 registers. 16 ranks. 914 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. Flat straight pedalboard.


  • Status Note: There 1996. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Restored 1971 by Andover Organ Co. (2-16r.). (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- 3-sectional facade of 35 gold-painted pipes arranged: 5-25-5. All manual stops except Great 8' Open Diapason under expression. The Pedal 16' Bourdon is on mechanical key action while the 16' Dbl. Open Diapason is tubular-pneumatic. Pitch: A-435. (Database Manager. October 19, 2007)

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Organ Case and Facade in Rear Gallery. Photograph by Roger Lovejoy 2017-09-23
J W Steere & Son Nameplate. Photograph by Roger Lovejoy 2017-09-23

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  • Stoplist copied from the console June 1988 as well as from Andover company files
    Nantucket, Massachusetts
    First Congregational Church
    J. W. Steere & Sons, Opus 533, 1904 - Original Specifications
    GREAT  (Expressive *)
       8'   Open Diapason          *    61
       8'   Melodia                *    61
       8'   Dulciana               *    61
       4'   Principal              *    61
       4'   Wald Flute             *    61
    SWELL (Expressive)
       16'  Bourdon Treble        (tc)  49
       16'  Bourdon Bass                12
       8'   Violin Diapason             61
       8'   Stopped Diapason            61
       8'   Salicional                  61
       8'   Aeoline                     61
       4'   Flute                       61
       4'   Violina                     61
       2'   Flautino                    61
       8'   Oboe                  (tc)  49
       8'   Bassoon                     12
       16'  Dbl. Open Diapason          30
       16'  Bourdon                     30
       Swell to Pedal                  [8]
       Great to Pedal                  [8]
       Swell to Great Unison           [8]
       Sw. to Gr. Super Octave         [4]
    FOOT LEVERS (Unlabeled; l - r)
       Sw. Forte  -
       Sw. Piano  -
       Gr. to Ped -  Reversible
       Gr. Forte  -  8, 8, 8, 4, 4  (full)
       Gr. Piano  -  8' Mel., 8' Dulc.
       Swell Expression             (bal.)
    ACTION: Manual: Mech. key & stop
            Pedal: 16' Bourdon - mechanical
                   16' Dbl. Open - tubular-pneumatic
    VOICES: 16
    STOPS: 18
    RANKS: 16
    PIPES: 914
     [Received on line from James R. Stettner June 29, 2009.]