Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Firstly, a correction. Opus 371 was originally built for Mount Pleasant Unitarian in Roxbury, MA. Whether that building was later occupied by First A.M.E. (likely) or the organ was moved to First A.M.E. is not presently documented. Opus 371 came to First Baptist without its case. So it was installed inside the restored casework of the church's 1901 Hook & Hastings, Opus 1906. The case was narrowed by Andover to its original configuration - having previously been widened by the Frazee Organ Co. in the 1950's. In narrowing the case, the two blocked chancel windows again became visible. The facade pipes are painted in a burnt orange color with stencilled green vines "growing" up the pipes. The Great IV Mixture is actually III-IV. The organ was dedicated on Sunday April 20, 1986 by guest organist Brian Jones. Source: extant organ documented March 1988.
Updated through online information from Lisa Lucius.
The original builder was E. & G. G. Hook (1865, Opus 371).
Status Note: There 2000.
From 1st A. M. E., Boston via the Noack shop, Georgetown, MA. Replaced the church's previous 1901, EP, 3m. E. & G. G. Hook & Hastings, Op. 1906. Some pipework from Op. 1906 was used; 2 new pedal stops. 1901 case used. Stencilled front pipes. [Some pipes from Op. 371 were used in the Mechanics Hall restoration.] Also pipework from E & G. G. Hook Op. 238 (1858) and Op. 910 (1877) were used.