Pipe Organ Database

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Austin Organ Co. (Opus 1776, 1931)

Location:

First Congregational Church
55 Elm Street
Camden, ME 04843 US
Organ ID: 12697

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ is no longer a complete instrument; dispersed/parted out.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Craig A. Otto on January 10, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 32 ranks. 3 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Craig A. Otto on January 10, 2022:

Article in the Portland Press Herald (Portland ME), 7/31/1949, p. 44 indicates that the church received the organ in 1931.

We received the most recent update for this note from Craig A. Otto on January 10, 2022.

Craig A. Otto on January 10, 2022:

Cyrus H. K. Curtis, owner of the Curtis Publishing Company, donated the Austin organ to the First Congregational Church of Camden, ME. in 1931.

We received the most recent update for this note from Craig A. Otto on January 10, 2022.

Database Manager on February 14, 2012:

Updated through online information from Robert Faucher.

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

Database Manager on October 26, 2005:

Some pipes re-used in Faucher Organ Company, Inc. Op. 17 (1997).

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

Database Manager on January 07, 2005:

Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 29, 2004: http://www.austinorgans.com/organ-research.htm.

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

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