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Austin Organ Co. (Opus 303, 1910)

Location:

Nostrand Avenue Methodist Church
260 Quincy St.
New York City: Brooklyn, NY 11216 US
Organ ID: 12212

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on June 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 19 ranks. 1,378 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 19 stops. 23 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on June 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 19
  • Registers: 23
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on June 13, 2018.
Jeff Scofield on November 26, 2020:

From the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project: On June 1, 1910, a contract was signed by the Austin Organ Company and the Trustees of the Nostrand Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church to rebuild the existing organ. The contract for $5,000 included an electric stop-key console with A.G.O. Willis model concave and radiating pedalboard, and Austin's 2-1/2" thick, double construction, horizontal beveled shades. The old case was redesigned, and "French leaf gold bronze" was applied to the display pipes. Austin stated "the old (good) pipes out of the present organ to be used in construction of the new, same to be revoiced and in every way equal to new." This organ was rebuilt by the Hall Organ Company sometime before 1931.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on November 26, 2020.

Database Manager on February 17, 2014:

Retained some pipework from the church's 1881 Reuben Midmer; renovated by Hall Organ Co. c.1931; rebuild, tonal changes and new console in 1965 as 2/20 Op. 303-A.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on November 20, 2010:

Updated through online information from Connor Annable.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on December 21, 2004:

Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 20, 2004: http://www.austinorgans.com/organ-research.htm.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from <i>The New York City Organ Project</i>, NYC AGO
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chancel, console and facade pipes: Photograph from an archival source: Brooklyn Public Library via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1930-04-07

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