Pipe Organ Database

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Hook & Hastings (Opus 1171, 1883)

Exhibited in the 2000 OHS convention

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 Paul R. Marchesano on April 29, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 39 ranks. 2,150 pipes. 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 Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
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 [corrected 2021-02-07]. 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 Paul R. Marchesano on February 07, 2022.

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 Paul R. Marchesano on February 07, 2022.

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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