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Hook & Hastings (1871)

Originally E. & G. G. Hook (Opus 141, 1852)

Location:

Westville United Church
34 Harrison Street (Westville)
New Haven (Westville), CT 06515 US
Organ ID: 5244

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Status and Condition:

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

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 22 ranks. 2 manuals. 26 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider 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: 2
  • Stops: 26
  • 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.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on September 26, 2008:

Updated through information from Scot Huntington: "The organ was severely damaged by water during a roof replacement project by an uninsured contractor during the summer of 2001, following the church's purchase by a Korean congregation. The organ has been unplayable and unused since. The congregation is not financially sound and the organ's future is uncertain."

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

Database Manager on February 19, 2006:

Updated through on-line information from Joseph Dzeda. -- In 2002, virtually on the eve of the instrument's 150th rededication concert, a serious roof leak damaged the Swell Organ, rendering it unplayable. The Great Organ is playable. The present congregation does not use the organ following the damage.

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 1994

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Built for Chapel St. Congregational, New Haven. Moved by Hook & Hastings as second-hand #56 to Westville Cong. in 1871. Pedal compass enlarged in 1872 from 17 to 25 notes. 27-note pedalboard (still 25 pipes) added 1957 by Allen Hastings. Merged with Methodists to become Westville United. [Previously used a melodeon c. 1840, still there.]

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

Instrument Images:

Facade: Photograph by Mike Loukides. Taken on 2019-11-15

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