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Geo. S. Hutchings (& Co.) (Opus 410, 1897)

Location:

Our Lady of Perpetual Help R.C. Basilica (Mission Church)
1545 Tremont Street
Boston (Roxbury Crossing), MA 02120 US
Organ ID: 6488

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP), Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP)
  • 78 ranks. 5 divisions. 3 manuals. 62 stops. 62 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Geo. S. Hutchings (& Co.)
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on June 22, 2021.

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

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

Solo:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP) chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Geo. S. Hutchings (& Co.)
  • Slider Motors: Pneumatic (EP or TP) slider motors.
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on June 22, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Geo. S. Hutchings (& Co.)
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on June 22, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Geo. S. Hutchings (& Co.)
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 62
  • Registers: 62
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Non-traditional style, as consoles by Holtkamp, Schlicker, et al.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from John Roper on June 22, 2021.
from Boston Organ Club Newsletter (May 1968): Open In New Tab Typed specification
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Taken from original console: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from John Roper on July 18, 2021.
Alexandre Guilmant Recital Programs, 12/08/1897 and 12/09/1897: Open In New Tab Guilmant organ recital programs at Boston's Mission Church as described in The Boston Globe (Boston MA) , 12/9/1897, page 4
Document created on 1897-12-09
We received the most recent update for this document from Craig Otto on February 28, 2021.

Alexandre Guilmant Recital Programs, 12/08/1897 and 12/09/1897: Open In New Tab Guilmant organ recital programs at Boston's Mission Church as described in The Boston Globe (Boston MA) , 12/9/1897, page 4
Document created on 1897-12-09
We received the most recent update for this document from Craig Otto on February 28, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Blower: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-07-13

Console: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-07-13

Great stops: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-07-13

Swell stops: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-07-13

Choir and solo stops: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-07-13

Pedal stops: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-07-13

Couplers: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-07-13

Manuals: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-07-13

Combination paddles: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-07-13

Combination paddles: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2021-07-13

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