Updated by Sean Haley, the builder.
A design contract has been completed and approved in the Summer/Fall of 2017 and the board of the Kent Grand Organ committee, a non-profit entity, intend to sign a contract for the rebuilding and installation of the Hutchings-Plaisted/Laws organ in mid 2018. Completion is intended to be in 2020. A freestanding case with a 16' facade, new terraced drawknob console, and restoration of Hutchings components/pipework, with sensitive and sympathetic additions, are but highlights of what will be a 54 rank instrument.
Identified through on-line information from Sean M. Haley. -- Originally 2 manuals and pedal with 22 stops, slider chests and mechanical key & stop action. 61/27 compass. Electrified, added Choir, tonal additions, and Austin type console added by William W. Laws of Beverly, Massachusetts in 1924. Hutchings pipework and chests extant at time of inspection in 2008. Organ was purchased by Kent Lutheran Church, Kent, Washington just prior to the dismantling of the church by the State of Massachusetts for courthouse expansion. Organ was removed by John Bishop and crew and is in storage awaiting rebuilding, restoration, and tonal additions.