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J. W. Steere & Sons (1893)

Location:

St. James M.E. Church
35 Pearl St.
Kingston, NY 12401 US
Organ ID: 64924

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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 March 04, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 3 manuals.
All:
  • Position: In center 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 March 04, 2020.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on March 04, 2020.
None on April 09, 2020:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- According to the 'History' page on the church's website, "In late July 1893, Rev. Anderson and Arthur Connelly, the church organist, travelled to Massachusetts to decide on the purchase of an organ for the new church. The organ which was selected was built by J. W Steere and Sons of Springfield, MA at a cost of $5,500."

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

Instrument Images:

Organ case: Vintage postcard, courtesy of William Dunklin (ca. 1905).

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Vintage Postcard, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1905

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