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Henri Lahaise & Sons (1998)

Originally Geo. S. Hutchings (& Co.) (Opus 410, 1897)
Exhibited in the 2000 OHS convention

Location:

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Basilica (Mission Church)
1545 Tremont Street
Boston (Roxbury Crossing), MA 02120 US
Organ ID: 62267

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on April 28, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider, Electro-pneumatic (EP), Information unknown or not applicable
  • 76 ranks. 4,086 pipes. 5 divisions. 3 manuals. 52 stops. 64 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Henri Lahaise
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on June 22, 2021.

Swell:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Henri Lahaise
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on June 22, 2021.

Choir:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Henri Lahaise
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on June 22, 2021.

Solo:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Henri Lahaise & Sons
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on June 22, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Henri Lahaise
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on June 22, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Henri Lahaise
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 52
  • Registers: 64
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from John Roper on June 22, 2021.
Database Manager on April 21, 2018:

This describes a rebuild of an existing organ.
Identified by William Catanesye, who maintains the organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
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We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Scot Huntington on September 28, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Organ in rear gallery: Photograph from an archival source: 2000 OHS Handbook, William T. Van Pelt, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 1999

Hutchings console: Photograph from an archival source: 2000 OHS Handbook, William T. Van Pelt, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 1999

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