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Austin Organs, Inc. (Opus 2780, 2001)

Location:

Grace Church, Episcopal
254 Hicks Street
New York City: Brooklyn, NY 11201 US
Organ ID: 12222

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 69 ranks. 3,873 pipes. 5 divisions. 3 manuals. 57 stops. 70 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 57
  • Registers: 70
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Jeff Scofield on November 20, 2020:

From the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project: The church's cornerstone was laid on June 29, 1847, and the first service in the completed building was held on December 10, 1848. The total cost for the structure was $46,737.52, paid for by the loans and gifts of parishioners—as well as by a significant loan from Trinity Church, Manhattan. In order to economize, however, the large bell tower that was planned for the southwest comer of the church was eliminated from the plan. The church was consecrated on June 26, 1849. Over the years, the church was richly decorated with polychrome, stained glass and furnishings. During the latter part of the 1990s, the parish conducted a major capital campaign to repair the building's windows, walls, roofs, and facades, and to build and install a new pipe organ. The new instrument was designed and built by Austin Organs of Hartford, Conn. There are 59 ranks in the chancel chamber, complemented by a division of 10 ranks in the west end gallery. Some of the original Roosevelt pipes have been incorporated into the new instrument, including the facade pipes that were restored and richly decorated by Austin. The new organ was consecrated on September 30, 2001.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on November 20, 2020.

Database Manager on December 20, 2010:

Updated through on-line 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.
courtesy Peter Richard Olson: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chancel, console and façade pipes: Photograph by Grace Church via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 2002

West organ exposed pipes: Photograph by Grace Church via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 2002

Console: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson via the NYC AGO Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2010-05-08

Left stopjamb: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson via the NYC AGO Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2010-05-08

Right stopjamb: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson via the NYC AGO Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2010-05-08

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