Unknown Builder (1963)

Originally J. H. & C. S. Odell & Co. (Opus 14, 1863)

Location:

Belmont Hill School
350 Prospect Street
Belmont, MA 02478 US
Hamilton Chapel
Organ ID: 5237

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: High Schools, Preparatory Schools, and Academies
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on October 29, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 5 ranks. 1 divisions. 1 manuals. 5 stops.
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 May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
  • Divisions: 1
  • Stops: 5
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with hinged doors that enclose keyboards.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on October 29, 2022:

"The 125-year-old chapel, reported by The Panel in September 1963 to have been “constructed before the advent of mass-produced nails,” was thus disassembled into nearly 10,000 moving pieces and transported to Belmont. With the help of a group of Belmont Hill boys, Mr. Webb and his crew spent the summer and fall of 1963 reconstructing the building, which was completed early in the winter of 1963...Mr. Richard Bennett, the music teacher at the time, gifted the school an 1863 Odell Tracker Organ that he found in the Pilgrim Congregational Church in Harwichport." -- "Roger Webb visits Chapel", The Panel online, April 28, 2017.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on October 29, 2022.

Database Manager on September 03, 2006:

Updated through online information from Rosalind E. Mohnsen. -- Pedal pulldowns only. Excellent condition.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

OCH. From Harwichport, MA, Pilgrim Congregational. May actually have been built by Levi Stuart as sub-contractor.

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

Instrument Images:

Organ in gallery: Photograph from an archival source: School website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 2020

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