Information received from Don Belben (see related entry for electrification by Laws), the organ appears to have been built for North Congregational and installed in this building in 1894. In the 1940s, First Congregational moved into this building, assuming ownership of the organ. In 1956, the organ was then relocated to a new building for First Congregational and electrified by Laws.
Updated through on-line information from don belben. -- The following data comes from information given to me partly by the late Louise Lord, organist of First. Congr. ca 1960 and from historical church documents:
Ca. 1944, First Congregational moved from their large brick building on the Lynn Common to the small wooden building on Laighton St., which had formerly been North Congregational Ch. In 1956 the congregation moved to their new building on Lynnfield St., Lynn, and W. Laws of Beverly, MA moved the H & H organ to the new church. They converted the action to electro-pneumatic, and installed a new console. I have not played this organ since the 1970s but have been told that some work has been done on the instrument recently, presumably re-leathering etc. I have never found any info on the organ at the large brick church. This congregation has evidently had 6 buildings during their 375 year history, beg. in 1632.
Or electrified? Built for North Congregational, Lynn, MA.