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William W. Laws (1938)

Originally J. H. & C. S. Odell & Co. (Opus 333, 1895)

Location:

St. Paul & St. Andrew Methodist Church
263 W. 86th St.
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10024 US
Organ ID: 64740

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on December 26, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 42 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 38 stops. 53 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on December 26, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 38
  • Registers: 53
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • 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 Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on December 26, 2019.
Database Manager on December 25, 2019:

From the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project: The organ in St. Paul & St. Andrew's Church is the work of William W. Laws of Beverly, Mass., who was contracted to reconfigure the previous 1895 organ by J.H. & C.S. Odell when the front of the sanctuary was reconfigured to accomodate a divided chancel. Laws rebuilt the 1895 Odell organ by converting its action to electro-pneumatic and providing a new three-manual stop-key console. Many of the original stops were retained, several more were added, and the Choir division was enclosed. In 2007, the organ was found to be partially playable.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 26, 2019.
Stoplist from the NYC AGO New York City Organ Project: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on December 26, 2019.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary interior: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson. Taken on 2002-09-09

Sanctuary interior to rear: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson. Taken on 2002-09-09

Console: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson. Taken on 2002-09-09

Console: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson. Taken on 2002-09-09

Church exterior: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson. Taken on 2002-09-09

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