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Davis & Ferris (1847)

Location:

Calvary Episcopal Church
237 Park Avenue South at 21st Street
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10003 US
Organ ID: 23738

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • 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
  • 40 ranks. 2,034 pipes. 3 manuals. 32 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 32
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 59
  • Pedal Compass: 18
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a removable panel in front of keyboards.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Trigger/hitch-down swell.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on April 06, 2012:

Updated through online information from T. Daniel Hancock. -- The "American Musical Directory," published by Thomas Hutchinson, New York, 1861, reports "Size of organ--3 banks keys, 42 stops, 2 octaves pedals. Built by R.M. Ferris, in 1849."

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Database Manager on June 10, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- Originally cost $2,500. In a case in the rear gallery. five-sectional case having three large, gothic-framed flats separated by two smaller flats - containing 23 pipes arranged: 5-3-7-3-5. Console has drawknobs arranged in cruciform layout. G-compass organ. 1868, Levi Stuart (Ferris' half-brother) changed the manual compass to C-compass and added a 25-note pedalboard. 1884, Calvary Church relocated choir from the gallery to divided chancel. New Roosevelt organ was ordered. The Ferris organ was sold for $1,500 to the Round Lake, New York Association, a Methodist camp meeting group. Sources: Extant organ in Round Lake documented July 1988; NYC AGO website.

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

Database Manager on May 17, 2006:

Rebuilt by Levi U. Stuart in 1868, then moved to Round Lake, New York and rebuilt by Giles Beach.

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Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist (Source: Ogasapian, 1977)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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