Farrand & Votey Organ Co. (Opus 820, 1897)

Location:

Holy Innocents Episcopal Church
401 Main Street
Highland Falls, NY 10928 US
Sanctuary; front
Organ ID: 47925

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ is no longer extant; destroyed.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on November 23, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 2 manuals.
All:
  • Position: In side 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
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • 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: Concave radiating pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on April 24, 2011:

Identified through on-line information from Nathan Smith. -- Organ internal mechanisms and pipes were removed in 1970 in favor of an electronic substitute. Only casework with facade pipes, keydesk, pedal-board, bench, blower, and outer swell-shutter frame remain. Organ appears to have been fully or nearly fully-enclosed based on positioning of shade frame. Church property and buildings were donated by financier J.P. Morgan.

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

Instrument Images:

Nave, Chancel, and Altar: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1930s).

Church exterior: Photograph by Daniel A. Norton (Wikimedia Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Church_of_the_Holy_Innocents,_Higland_Falls,_NY.jpg), submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2007-08-17

Chancel with chamber facade on the left: Photograph from an archival source: Parish Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2018-12-24

Nave chamber facade with electronic organ console: Photograph from an archival source: Parish Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2018-12-23

Nave chamber facade showing original pipe organ equipment still inside.: Photograph from an archival source: Parish Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2014-12-02

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