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William W. Laws (1923)

Originally Geo. S. Hutchings (& Co.) (Opus 134, 1884)

Location:

Central Congregational Church / Trinity Congregational Church / Central Congregational Church
156 Haverhill St.
Lawrence, MA 01844 US
Organ ID: 51291

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is playable, but not in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP)
  • 44 ranks. 2,568 pipes. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 50 stops. 42 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP) chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 50
  • Registers: 42
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 11, 2013:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This was one of Laws' imitation Austin-style consoles - right down to the wooden expression and crescendo pedals.

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

Database Manager on May 10, 2013:

This entry describes alterations to an existing organ. Identified by James R. Stettner, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- The building was originally built by Central Congregational Church. In 1883, Eliot Congregational of Lawrence merged with Central Congregational at Central's edifice, and the church was renamed Trinity Congregational. The Hutchings was installed a year later in 1884.

In 1923 the Hutchings was electrified and enlarged with the addition of a Choir and an Echo division, plus augmentation of the Pedal. in 1966, Lawrence Street Congregational merged with Trinity Congregational at Trinity's building, and the name changed a second time to Hope Congregational Church.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the console in January, 1984
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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