Hook & Hastings (Opus 1361, 1887)

Location:

First Methodist Church
4th & Broadway
San Diego, CA US
Organ ID: 14006

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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 May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 28 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Registers: 28
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 05, 2009:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- An 1894 photo of the organ shows a 5-sectional facade with 33 stenciled pipes arranged: 7-7-5-7-7. It appears that this was possibly a size 13 or 14 instrument as described in an 1881 Hook & Hastings brochure. The organ was ordered in 1887, and perhaps installed in 1887 as well. But the dedication took place on February 20, 1888. When a new edifice was built in 1907, the organ was moved, rebuilt, and enlarged by Murray Harris.

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

Database Manager on February 15, 2005:

Identified from company publications as edited and expanded in The Hook Opus List 1829-1935, ed. William T. Van Pelt (Organ Historical Society, 1991).

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

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