Blessed Sacrament’s church organ was dismantled piece by piece in 2016 and transported to the A. Thompson-Allen Company LLC of New Haven, Conn., where it underwent a complete and historically accurate restoration. Prior to the 2016 removal, Opus 736 was one of the few 3 manual Skinner Organs extant that was in completely original condition. In 2016, the organ was in use and playable but in need of major work. The removing of the organ coincided with needed structural repairs to organ chamber in the central bell tower. The organ was reinstalled in its original location in the rear gallery of the church during the spring and summer of 2019. On October 6, 2019 Thomas Murray gave a recital to celebrate the reinstallation of Skinner Organ Co, Opus 736. The organ is in frequent use.We received the most recent update for this note from Stephen St.Denis on April 28, 2020.
Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
Church interior to rear gallery and organ case: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2019-06-17