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E. & G. G. Hook (Opus 411, 1867)

Location:

Mount de Chantal Academy
Wheeling, WV 26003 US
Organ ID: 6490

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: High Schools, Preparatory Schools, and Academies
  • 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 May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 8 ranks. 1 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on December 12, 2011:

Updated through online information from Mrs. Kim Loccisano.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on June 15, 2010:

Updated through online information from Ryan Stanton. -- Items from the Mount are being auctioned off.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on April 20, 2010:

Updated through online information from Randall Newman.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

From Robert Troeger, posted to OHS Members List courtesy of Dan Colburn: --
There is an urgent need to disseminate information about E. & G. G. Hook Opus 411 (1 manual and pedal, 8 rks) that is for sale at the former Mt. de Chantal Visitation Academy here in Wheeling, West Virginia. The organ dates from 1867 and is in surprisingly good condition, though appropriate restoration is needed.
The school (formerly a Catholic girls school and convent) is being sold, and there is an urgent need to relocate the instrument to an owner who will take care of it and perhaps restore it and give it a new home. The instrument has resided in the Academy-s chapel since its installation. ... The whole place-school, chapel, everything-is doomed, and the wrecking ball may come into view by summer or the end of summer.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

From John Speller's post to the OHS Members List, March 22, 2010. --
The instrument is the same as Op. 407, now in Luther Acres Retirement Home in Lititz, Pa., which also has an OHS Citation. I believe the 4 ft. Flute of #411 is marked #407 and vice versa, so they must have gotten mixed up at the factory! The stop list is:

Manual (56 notes):
16' Bourdon 12 pipes)
16' Bourdon Treble (44 pipes)
8' Stopped Bass (12 pipes)
8' Open Diapason (44 pipes)
8' Stopped Diapason (44 pipes)
8' Keraulophon (44 pipes)
4' Octave (56 pipes)
4' Flute (56 pipes)
II Mixture (112 pipes)

Pedal (25 notes):
Coupler only, no pipes.

Everything except façade pipes and Bourdon Bass enclosed in a Swell. As I recall the Mixture is 12+15 except for the lowest octave which is 15+22. I'm not sure of the exact dimensions, but they would be something like 7½ ft. wide, 6 ft. deep and 10 to 12 ft. high.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From The Stopt Diapason Spring 2010
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Source not recorded: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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