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Garret House (1910)

Originally Garret House (1891)

Location:

St. Stephen R.C. Church
193 Elk Street
Buffalo, NY 14210 US
Organ ID: 3613

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on July 18, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 21 ranks. 2 manuals. 24 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 July 18, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 24
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 25
  • 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 hinged doors that enclose keyboards.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on July 18, 2018.
William M. Worden on August 17, 2020:

Offered for sale on FaceBook, August, 2020.

We received the most recent update for this note from William M. Worden on August 17, 2020.

Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on July 18, 2018.

Database Manager on February 18, 2015:

Updated through online information from David Snyder. -- Originally for First Presbyterian Church Buffalo, relocated by House to St. Stephen's in 1891. I know of no documented work on it by Viner. Viner, on a list, incorporated many House organs under the title Patrons, Viner Organ Company. The entires should be treated with skepticism.

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

Database Manager on January 12, 2005:

The pedal board was extended to 27 notes, but there are still only 25 notes in the pedal rank.

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 2004.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Restorative repairs in the 1970's by William Kurzdorfer and David Snyder. Bellows releathered & some repairs in 1981 by Dana Hull. Further repairs in 1998 by Snyder and a new sticker frame for the Swell made by Eric Brugger of Erie, PA. Case pipes redecorated sometime between 1971 and 1999.

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

Instrument Images:

Nave, Balcony, and Organ Case: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2003-05-04

Organ Case: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2003-05-04

Keydesk and Pedalboard: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2003-05-04

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