Hook & Hastings (1871)

Originally E. & G. G. Hook (Opus 141, 1852)
Exhibited in the 1994 OHS convention(s)

Location:

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

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist 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 Jim Stettner on March 14, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 22 ranks. 1,083 pipes. 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.
Paul R. Marchesano on February 06, 2022:

The original pedal compass was 17 notes, which was enlarged to 25 notes in 1872; the 27-note Hutchings pedalboard was added in 1957 by Allen Hastings of Athol, Massachusetts; there are still only 25 pipes. The wind pressure, originally 2⅛," is now 2⅜." The keydesk is recessed behind four folding doors; the swell box has double shutters.

Pipes 1-17 of the Gr. Op. Diapason 8' are in the case; pipes 1-5 of the Melodia Treble 8' are stopped; the Flute 4' is an open wood melodia; the Sesquialtera II is 19-22, breaking to 12-15 at c25. The St. Diapason 8' is a metal chimney flute from c25; the Gr. Trumpet 8' from c13 and the Sw. Trumpet 8' have been interchanged. The Sub Bass 16' is of open wood. -- 1994 OHS Handbook

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on February 06, 2022.

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.
1994 OHS Handbook: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on February 06, 2022.

Instrument Images:

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

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