Hook & Hastings (Opus 2184, 1908)

Originally Hook-Hastings Co. (Opus 2148, 1907)

Location:

Second Church in Dorchester
44 Moultrie Street
Boston (Dorchester), MA 02124 US
Organ ID: 14679

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Church of the Nazarene
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from John Roper on August 08, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Pneumatic, Information unknown or not applicable
  • 49 ranks. 2,908 pipes. 5 divisions. 3 manuals. 40 stops. 42 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Pneumatic chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Hook & Hastings
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on August 08, 2021.

Swell:
  • Chest Type(s): Pneumatic chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Hook & Hastings
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on August 08, 2021.

Choir:
  • Chest Type(s): Pneumatic chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Hook & Hastings
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on August 08, 2021.

Echo:
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Built by Hook & Hastings
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on August 08, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Pneumatic chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Hook & Hastings
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on August 08, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Hook & Hastings
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 40
  • Registers: 42
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on curved jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Foot Trundles
  • Has Coupler Reversible Foot Trundles
We received the most recent update for this console from John Roper on August 08, 2021.
John Roper on August 08, 2021:

Visited 8/8/21: The organ does turn on releasing a barage of ciphers. The pipework is in generally good condition. The great and choir have plaster dirt and some pipe damage. The swell and pedal pipework is unharmed but there is water damage throughout the instrument. I was unable to see the echo pipework. The facade is missing the center pipe, but it is extant in the chamber. Chimes got a new electirc action in 1967.

We received the most recent update for this note from John Roper on August 08, 2021.

Database Manager on September 30, 2012:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- According to Diane Meredith Belcher and documents in the OHS Archives, the organ was installed in 1907 as Op. 2148 and apparently damaged by fire and rebuilt in 1908 by Hook & Hastings as Op. 2184.

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

Database Manager on September 29, 2012:

Updated through online information from Diane Meredith Belcher. -- It seems that the organ was installed as op. 2148, and dedicated in November 1907. In January of 1908, a fire broke out in the church. The organ was rechristened op. 2184, and though some of the draw knobs and indicator plaques bear different engraving fonts, it is not clear to what extent the organ was repaired or rebuilt in 1908. The organ is unplayable for all intents and purposes at this time [September 2012]; upon switching on the blower, the organist is greeted with a symphony of cacophony resulting from the countless air leaks and ciphers.

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

Database Manager on March 07, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from Harry Martenas. -- According to the church website (dated 2008) the organ "can still be used today". It also states the sanctuary is undergoing extensive renovation at this time. The echo organ is at the opposite end of the church, in a swell box. It is played from the swell manual (there is a tablet to select swell or echo). Its key action is electric, while the main instrument is tubular pneumatic. Echo organ was barely functional while I was there.

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

Database Manager on February 28, 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.
Taken from console: Open In New Tab Originally published 8/8/21
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from John Roper on August 08, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Organ facade in the balcony: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-08-08

Organ from room: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-08-08

Room: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-08-08

Console: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-08-08

Pedalboard: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-08-08

Left stopjamb: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-08-08

Couplers: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-08-08

Right stopjamb: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-08-08

Crescendo indicator: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-08-08

Wind indicator: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-08-08

Facade from balcony: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-08-08

Console perspective: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-08-08

Great pipework: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-08-08

Choir and pedal pipework: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-08-08

Swell pipework: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-08-08

Choir pipework: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-08-08

Choir pedal and great pipework: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-08-08

Regulator underneath great chest: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-08-08

Swell pipework: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-08-08

Swell pipework: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-08-08

Swell pipework: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-08-08

Pedal pipework: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-08-08

Pedal pipework: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-08-08

Looking down onto the great: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-08-08

Attic: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-08-08

Pedal pipework: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-08-08

Great pipework: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-08-08

Great pipework: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-08-08

Great pipework: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-08-08

Great pipework: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-08-08

Pedal pipework: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-08-08

Great and pedal pipework: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-08-08

View through the chamber door: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-08-08

Pedal pipework: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-08-08

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