Pipe Organ Database

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George Greenleaf Hook (Opus 1, 1827)

Location:

Essex Institute
123 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970 US
Organ ID: 4847

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Status and Condition:

  • 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 May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 5 ranks. 1 manuals. 7 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
  • Stops: 7
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1987.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Built for W. W. Clap, Boston, MA. Then went to an unknown church [Danvers, MA?]. Then George G. Hook residence, Jamaica Plains, MA & altered c. 1872; then Maria Hook residence Brookline, MA. Moved to Essex Institute in 1934 by Edward Lahaise. Blower & slide tuners added 1945 by W. W. Laws. Moved to Institute auditorium in 1965 & partially restored by C. B. Fisk in 1972.

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

Instrument Images:

Organ Case: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1970s).

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