Pipe Organ Database

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Hook & Hastings (1883)

Location:

First Church Unitarian Universalist
John Eliot Square
Boston (Roxbury), MA 02119 US
Organ ID: 5053

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Unitarian, Universalist, Unitarian-Universalist
  • The organ is currently being renovated or restored.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on June 06, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 39 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 34 stops. 42 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on June 06, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 34
  • Registers: 42
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • 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 a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position.
  • 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 June 06, 2019.
Database Manager on June 06, 2019:

Updated by Scot Huntington, who maintains the organ. The Swell Stopped Diapason 8\', 58 pipes, has been omitted from the stoplist below. In May 2019, the organ has been removed for a full restoration by S.L. Huntington & Co. The organ will be out for approximately two years while the interior of the historic building undergoes a complete restoration.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on June 07, 2019.

Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on June 06, 2019.

Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on June 06, 2019.

Database Manager on September 17, 2008:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- 3-sectional facade with 33 stenciled pipes arranged: 7-[6-7-6-]-7.

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:

Barker lever to Great and its couplers. Wind pressure 2 3/4, Pedal and Barker 3 1/4. The Churchin this building, previously had an 1821 Appleton, replaced by an 1850 Wm. B. D. Simmons. Water damaged in a 1982 fire. Repaired 1992-1994 by George Bozeman & Co., Lahaise & Co., and S. L. Huntington & Co. Reopened 24 Oct 1993. (44 stops on Opus list.)

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Specification from <i>The Organ in New England</i> by Barbara Owen (Raleigh: The Sunbury Press, 1979)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Balcony and Organ Case: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 1999-05-04

Console: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 1999-05-04

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