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Woodberry & Harris (1888)

Location:

Baptist Society / First Baptist Church of Hudson
236 Central St.
Hudson, NH 03051 US
Organ ID: 4366

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 13 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 13
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • 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 a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on April 24, 2015:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- From the 'History' section of the church website, "The first organ was given to the church in 1850 by Dr. David O. Smith. This was replaced by Dr. Smith in 1888 with the present Woodbury and Harris Tracker Organ. This fine musical instrument was given in honor of his daughter, Martha, who was an accomplished organist and pianist. The original cost of this organ was $1,820! Alterations were made to the sanctuary at that time. These included an alcove to house the new organ, a set of pulpit furniture, and colored glass windows."

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

Database Manager on February 24, 2014:

Updated through online information from John Igoe. -- Rebuilt by Andover in 2011.

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

Instrument Images:

Various Images: (2005) Church Centennial Celebration Album; image courtesy of Rev. Moa Imchen.

Keydesk: (2005) Church Centennial Celebration Album; image courtesy of Rev. Moa Imchen.

Pipe Facade: (2005) Church Centennial Celebration Album; image courtesy of Rev. Moa Imchen.

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