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Farrand & Votey Organ Co. (Opus 791, 1895)

Originally Frank Roosevelt (Opus 421, 1889)

Location:

St. James R.C. Church
32 James Street
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10038 US
Organ ID: 29808

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is playable, but not in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider with direct-electric pull-downs (externally mounted)
  • 36 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 31 stops. 31 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with direct-electric pull-downs (externally mounted) chests
  • Position: Exposed pipes or case front visible in a gallery 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
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 31
  • Registers: 31
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on November 04, 2020.
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 October 16, 2007:

As noted in the other entry for this organ, this was the eletrification of an existing Frank Roosevelt organ (Opus 421, 1889), accompanied by one tonal change. No source for the single new rank of pipes has been determined.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
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We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on November 04, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Gallery and organ case: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson via the NYC AGO Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2008-10-12

Console from left: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson via the NYC AGO Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2008-10-12

Console from right: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson via the NYC AGO Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2008-10-12

Pedalboard and toe levers: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson via the NYC AGO Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2008-10-12

Church interior: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson via the NYC AGO Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2008-10-12

Church exterior: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson via the NYC AGO Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2008-10-12

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