Pipe Organ Database

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Hook & Hastings (Opus 1141, 1883)

Location:

Calvary Presbyterian Church/Metropolitan Baptist Church/Old Church Society, Inc.
SW Clay
Portland, OR US
Organ ID: 2448

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been restored to a previous 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
  • 20 ranks. 2 manuals. 18 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: 18
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on May 30, 2015:

Updated by James R. Stettner, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- The building was later occupied by a Southern Baptist denomination who moved out in the 1960's. The building was facing destruction. Efforts by local advocates saved the building and in 1969 it became The Old Church Society and is run as a concert venue and place for weddings and meetings. The organ lost its original Great 8' Trumpet and Swell 8' Oboe, and the Forte/Piano composition trundles were removed. Those were all later replaced during a 1997 restoration by the Bond firm of Portland, Oregon.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1997

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Formerly Calvary Presbyterian Church. Bldg sold to Evangel Baptist 1948. Sold to 1st Southern Baptist (Metropolitan Baptist) in1951. After 1969, owned by the Old Church Society, Inc. Organ in almost daily use as of 1997.

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 Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chancel and Organ: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1998-12-29

Chancel and Organ (wider view): Photograph courtesy of Bond Organ Builders, Inc.. Taken on 2006-06-20

Chancel and organ from side angle: Photograph courtesy of Bond Organ Builders, Inc.. Taken on 2006-06-20

Original Installation: Photograph by unknown photographer. Submitted by James R. Stettner.. Taken on 2006-06-20

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