Pipe Organ Database

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Elroy E. Hewitt (1958)

Originally Estey Organ Co. (Opus 300, 1906)

Location:

Epsilon Spires (formerly, the First Baptist Church of Brattleboro)
190 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 23103

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Auditoriums and Concert Halls
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on May 18, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 29 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • 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.

Stage:
  • Built by Estey Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
We received the most recent update for this console from Gavin Klein on May 17, 2020.
Gavin Klein on May 17, 2020:

The organ is an Estey that was rebuilt by Elroy E. Hewitt in 1958. First Baptist Church no longer exists, and the church is now home to Epsilon Spires and now acts as a performing arts center. The congregation sold the builiding but was renting it out until December of 2019. The organ is still in decent shape though it needs some serious repair and tuning. The organ is used for performances.

We received the most recent update for this note from Gavin Klein on May 17, 2020.

Database Manager on March 07, 2006:

Originally Estey Opus 300, 1906.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on May 18, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Facade: Photograph by Gavin Klein. Taken on 2019-10-12

Console: Photograph by Gavin Klein. Taken on 2019-10-12

Chimes and Swell Pipework inside Swell Box: Photograph by Gavin Klein. Taken on 2019-10-12

Pedal Pipework: Photograph by Gavin Klein. Taken on 2019-10-12

Back of Great 8' Diapason: Photograph by Gavin Klein. Taken on 2019-10-12