First Congregational Church, UCC
429 Main Street
Ashfield, MA 01330 US
Organ ID: 2996
This organ received OHS Historic Citation No. 420 on May, 14, 2017.
The organ was fully restored by Messrs. Czelusniak et Dugal, Inc. of Northampton, Massachusetts between 2018 and 2020 including re-stenciling the facade pipes in colors complementary to the church decor. The former Pedal 16' Dulciana installed by Allen Hastings and made from 1-12 Estey Haskell basses marked "Viol", with the remainder being the original Violoncello - was restored to an 8' ViolinCello.
Updated through online information from David King. -- Apparently there was originally an 8' Viol or Viola da Gamba on the pedal. It was replaced with a 16' Dulciana during a rebuild in the 1950s. The bellows still has the original leather, and the feeders are present, though not in use. The 33-note facade speaks, being drawn from the Great 8' open and 8' Dulciana. The facade was originally stencilled but has been repainted plain gold. Other than this, the organ is in original shape and full working condition. -- Both manuals are 61-note. Pedalboard is 27 note.
Status Note: There 1996
From R. C. [Blessed Sacrament, Holy Trinity or Sacred Heart?] , Greenfield, MA. Altered.
Organ case in front: Photograph by Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2018-01-11
Stenciled facade: Photograph by Church website with permission, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. August 2020
Organ in front of church: Photograph by Gerard McGovern, submitted by Bill Czelusniak. Taken on 2020-06-13
Organ in front of sanctuary: Photograph by Gerard McGovern, submitted by Bill Czelusniak. Taken on 2020-06-13
Keydesk area with manuals, stops, and pedalboard: Photograph by Gerard McGovern, submitted by Bill Czelusniak. Taken on 2020-06-13
Keydesk: manuals & stops: Photograph by Gerard McGovern, submitted by Bill Czelusniak. Taken on 2020-06-13