Pipe Organ Database

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E. & G. G. Hook (Opus 253, 1859)

Location:

First Baptist Church
649 Center Street
Boston: Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 US
Organ ID: 5994

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ is no longer extant; destroyed.
  • 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
  • 28 ranks. 3 manuals. 25 stops. 28 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 25
  • Registers: 28
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 25
  • 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 07, 2018:

Church and organ burned January 18, 2005.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on January 21, 2005:

The organ was destroyed when the building burned January 18, 2005.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
from Boston Organ Club Newsletter (January 1967): Open In New Tab Typed specification
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Facade: 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

Console: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2013-07-24

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