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E. & G. G. Hook (Opus 449, 1868)

Location:

Church of the Unity
207 State Street
Springfield, MA 01103 US
Organ ID: 14934

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ is no longer at this location; destroyed, dispersed, relocated or taken in trade.
  • 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
  • 30 ranks. 2 manuals. 26 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 26
  • 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.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on January 02, 2015:

The Third Congregational Society in Springfield (later known as Church of the Unity) was organized in 1819 by secession of some of the "richest, most established parishioners from the First Parish Congregational Church.� In the 1860s the society needed a new building and held an architectural competition. The winner was the soon to be famous, H. H. Richardson; in fact, this was Richardson's first commission. The new edifice, located on State Street in downtown Springfield, was built from 1866-69. For many years it was considered Springfield-s most beautiful building. But as the demographics changed and the building became expensive to maintain, the congregation voted to relocate in 1957, and the old building was razed in 1961.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

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.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Specification from <i>The Organ in New England</i> by Barbara Owen (Raleigh: The Sunbury Press, 1979)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church Interior and Organ Case: Photograph (ca. 1870) from the collection of Jim Lewis.

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