St. John's Episcopal Church
101 Chapel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
Organ ID: 392
Updated through online information from Joseph Phillips. -- This organ, reported to be the oldest playable organ in the US was recently featured in a UNH Faculty concert held on February 6, 2011. It was also used during mass for the first few weeks of this year while our Letourneau Organ was out of commission. The sound from this "portable" instrument is still lovely and strong even though it has been some years since its last restoration.
Builder's Nameplate: Unknown English
Status Note: There 1987.
Thomas Brattle organ (by 1708). To Kings Chapel, Boston 1728. To St. Paul Episcopal, Newburyport, MA in 1756. Moved to St. John's Chapel on State Street in 1836 & rebuilt by R. P.Morss (or Calvin Edwards?). Moved to old St. John's (here) in 1920's. Rebuilt by Douglas Brown, of C. B. Fisk in 1965, 1-5.