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Hutchings-Votey Organ Co. (Opus 483, 1903)

Location:

First Church of Christ, Scientist
1 West 96th at Central Park West
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10025 US
Organ ID: 2275

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Church of Christ, Scientist
  • 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: Wicks Direct Electric
  • 4 manuals. 68 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wicks Direct Electric chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Stops: 68
  • 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.
Database Manager on December 26, 2019:

Rebuilt in 1930 by Hook & Hastings as 4/68 with a new console.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 27, 2019.

Database Manager on September 28, 2014:

Updated through online information from David H. Fox. -- The New York Times website reported on 9-26-14 that the building had been sold to a developer who intends to subdivide the structure into apartments. The original congregation sold the building to an evangelical group in 2003. The exterior is protected by the New York City Landmark Preservation Laws, but not the interior. No definite plans have been announced.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

There in 2001.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist from Sebastian Gluck via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on December 27, 2019.

Instrument Images:

Church interior: Photograph from the collection of Jim Lewis, via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project.

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