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Andover Organ Co. (Opus R-139, 1971)

Originally Wm. A. Johnson (Opus 223, 1866)

Location:

Grace Episcopal Church
268 Main Street
Oxford, MA 01540 US
Organ ID: 5230

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • 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
  • 17 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • 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 September 17, 2008:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This was the mechanical restoration of the church's existing 1866 Wm. A. Johnson organ. Two ranks originally of short-compass were extended to full-compass in the bass. The organ is in a chamber on the left side of the nave at the front - right at the crossing into the sanctuary. The unique facade is 3-sectional with 30 pipes arranged: 4-22-4. The metal pipes at the corners of the two towers of 4 pipes each have 2 mouths! The center section has upper and lower portions. The upper portion has 13 pipes steeply stepped atop a sharp triangle. The lower portion features 9 small pipes in a trefoil in the middle of the triangle. Source: extant organ.

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 1971.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Rebuild of 1866 Wm. A. Johnson, Op. 223 (2-18r, 24s). Restored & enlarged Andover 1971, #R-139, 2-17.

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

Instrument Images:

Church Exterior: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2018-10-28

Keydesk and Stops: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2020-10-28

Organ Case: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2019-11-28

Organ and Sanctuary : Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2018-10-28

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