Pipe Organ Database

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Woodberry & Harris (Opus 100, 1892)

Location:

St. Mary R.C. Church
55 Warren Street
Boston (Charlestown), MA 02129 US
Organ ID: 4883

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is currently being renovated or restored.
  • 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
  • 42 ranks. 2561 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 37 stops. 38 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Slider Motors: Pneumatic (EP or TP) slider motors.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 37
  • Registers: 38
  • Position: Detached, reversed keydesk (mechanical action).
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection with pneumatic assists (i.e., Barker levers, etc.).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
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 March 31, 2016:

Updated through online information from Lee Eiseman.
Andover Organ Company has restored the action and winding over the last year.

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

Database Manager on February 23, 2015:

Updated through online information from Lee Eiseman. -- Andover Organ Company is set to commence a major restoration of action and winding after Easter.

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

Database Manager on September 09, 2013:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on February 23, 2008:

Updated through online information from Leonardo Ciampa. -- Organ is virtually unchanged. Has never been restored but is in a fairly good state of repair and is played often (four weekend liturgies, funerals, weddings, etc.).

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

Database Manager on September 14, 2006:

Updated through online information from Mark Paige.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 2000

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Mechanical action to Swell and Choir, Barker lever to Great and Great Couplers. Some basses tubular pneumatic.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
from Boston Organ Club Newsletter (September 1966): Open In New Tab Typed specification
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ in rear gallery: Photo by Leonardo Ciampa. Taken on 2008-05-31

Detached, reversed console: Photo by Leonardo Ciampa. Taken on 2008-05-31

Nave, Balcony, and Pipe Facades: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 1999-05-04

Nave, Balcony, and Pipe Facades: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 1999-05-04

Pipe Facades and Stained Glass Window: (2012) Photograph by Lee Eiseman.

Console, Church Interior, and Altar: (2012) Photograph by Lee Eiseman.

OHS Plaque hanging on wall near staircase to organ loft: Photograph by Andrew Scanlon. Taken approx. 2010

Church exterior : Photograph by Andrew Scanlon. Taken approx. 2010

Pedal board and swell shoe: Photograph by Andrew Scanlon. Taken approx. 2010

Console: Photograph by Andrew Scanlon . Taken approx. 2010

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