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J. H. & C. S. Odell & Co. (Opus 316, 1893)

Location:

Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church
7 West 55th Street at Fifth Avenue
New York City: Manhattan, NY US
Organ ID: 52499

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ is no longer at this location; destroyed, dispersed, relocated or taken in trade.
  • 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 51 ranks. 3 manuals. 44 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 44
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 27, 2019:

From the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project: In 1893, a new organ was built by the J.H. & C.S. Odell Company of New York City, replacing the earlier Jardine instrument. This organ, like its predecessors, employed water power. A steam engine pumped water to a tank located above the old E. Howard & Co. clock in the steeple on the tower level. As the water flowed down by gravity to a basement cistern, the feeders of the bellows were operated.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 28, 2019.

Database Manager on March 03, 2014:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by T. Daniel Hancock, using information found in Radzinsky, 1910. -- Replaced in 1913 by Ernest M. Skinner.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist from Larry Trupiano via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on December 28, 2019.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary interior: Photograph from period Odell brochure, collection of Jeff Scofield.

Organ case and console: Photograph from the NYC AGO Organ Project.

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