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J. H. & C. S. Odell & Co. (Opus 608, 1953)

Location:

West End Presbyterian Church
165 W. 105th St. at Amsterdam Ave.
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10025 US
Organ ID: 57248

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 30 ranks. 2 manuals. 28 stops. 46 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 28
  • Registers: 46
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • 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 28, 2019:

From the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project: In 1952-53, as part of a complete church renovation program, the M.P. Möller organ from 1913 was rebuilt by the J.H. & C.S. Odell Company. The console, which reused the old shell, was fitted with new keyboards, stop tabs, and an all-electric remote control, capture-type combination system. Odell provided new universal wind chests with pitman stop action, but overhauled the existing swell shades and shade actions. All old pipework retained for the new instrument was rebuilt and revoiced to blend with the revised tonal ensemble. The contract did not include rehabilitation of the existing Chimes and Harp actions. The organ was placed in chambers which speak into both the chapel and church sanctuaries, and the console can be moved into either location. The Articles of Agreement (Feb. 13, 1951) stated that Odell would complete the work within three years of signing the contract, for a total consideration of $21,850.

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

Church exterior: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson. Taken on 2005-09-09

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