Pipe Organ Database

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J. H. & C. S. Odell & Co. (1871)

Location:

Congregational Church
Church Street at Bayley-Hazen Road
Peacham, VT 05862 US
Organ ID: 52993

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical 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 May 09, 2018:

On July 24,1870, Peacham native Oliver Johnson, who bad prospered in New York City, offered the church an Odell organ costing $1,300.00, an extravagant gift for the time. The church spent $7,300 renovating the building, which was enlarged to accommodate the gift. The dedication service took place on September 28, 1871.

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

Database Manager on August 04, 2014:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by William Dunklin, using information found in a vintage post card. -- The Peacham Congregational Church building was constructed in 1806. A postcard from 1907 shows a pipe organ at the front of the church. The church purchased Estey opus 3252 in 1957 and installed it inside the old organ's case. As of 2014 that case still exists.

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

Instrument Images:

Front of church showing organ., postcard mailed in 1907: Vintage postcard, courtesy of William Dunklin.

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