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Hook-Hastings Co. (Opus 1959, 1902)

Originally E. & G. G. Hook (Opus 322, 1863)

Location:

Immaculate Conception R.C. Church / Jesuit Urban Center
Boston, MA US
Organ ID: 5670

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been removed from this location and currently in storage.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on February 11, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 75 ranks. 4 manuals. 59 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on February 11, 2020.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Stops: 59
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Setterboard (remote or in console).
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on February 11, 2020.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018:

Church closed in June 2007. Organ became property of Boston College with removal scheduled for Fall 2008.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2020.

Database Manager on September 14, 2008:

Updated through information posted by OHS Member's List by Scot Huntington: -- Removal of the main organ has been underway for several weeks and may still be ongoing. Stefan Maier, an organbuilder from Orange, MA is doing the work and placing it into storage for Boston College. The project is being done quietly. The present plan is for the organ to one day be installed in a new building, yet to be erected on the BC campus for concert purposes.

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

Database Manager on November 04, 2005:

Updated through online information from Sean O'Donnell. -- Instrument is mostly un-altered from 1902 rebuild, in poor but playable condition, and is still played regularly.

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 1990

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Rebuild of 1863 E. & G. G. Hook Op. 322, (3-55).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From IOF website
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Gallery and Organ Case: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 1999-05-04

Nave, Gallery, and Organ Case: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 1999-05-04

Console: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 1999-05-04

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 1999-05-04

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