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Austin Organ Co. (Opus 792, 1918)

Location:

Park Slope Methodist Church
410 Sixth Ave.
New York City: Brooklyn, NY 11215 US
Organ ID: 12213

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Scofield on November 27, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 7 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 7 stops. 12 registers.
Great, Swell and Pedal:
  • 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 Jeff Scofield on November 27, 2020.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 7
  • Registers: 12
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on November 27, 2020.
Jeff Scofield on November 27, 2020:

From the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project: It was not until 1915 that the present edifice was completed on the vacant corner lot. Designed in a simplified Gothic style, the brick and stone building appears to be a pared-down version of the 1891 plans by Weary & Kramer, and features a rectangular tower at the corner that is surmounted by crenelations. Over the years the church's fortunes have been erratic, largely reflecting the demographic and economic swings of the neighborhood. During the 1920s, membership declined as the population in the area shifted from predominantly Protestant to predominantly Catholic. Largely due to concerns over this decline, the Sixth Avenue and 18th Street Methodist churches merged in 1930, and the combined congregations took the name Park Slope Methodist Church. The organ in Park Slope United Methodist Church was built in 1918 by the Austin Organ Company. Most of the pipes are enclosed in one expression box, except for the unenclosed Open Diapason that is partially in the façade. In 1962, the console was rebuilt by Austin but the organ is otherwise unchanged.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on November 27, 2020.

Database Manager on April 04, 2011:

Updated through on-line information from Phill Greenland.

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.
Sebastian Glück via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on November 27, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chancel and organ case: Photograph by Sebastian Glück via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2014-04-07

Console: Photograph by Sebastian Glück via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2014-04-07

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