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C. S. Haskell [Haskell Pipe Organ Manufacturing Co.] (1895)

Location:

Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
131 E Pomfret Street
Carlisle, PA 17013 US
Organ ID: 69566

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • The organ is no longer extant; destroyed.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on November 06, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • 1 manuals.
Keydesk:
  • Built by C. S. Haskell [Haskell Pipe Organ Manufacturing Co.]
  • Manuals: 1
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
We received the most recent update for this console from Paul R. Marchesano on November 06, 2021.
Paul R. Marchesano on November 06, 2021:

"A pipe organ was among the early acquisitions of the church during the pastorate of Reverend J.H. Bell in 1895." -- from church website

"In 1947 an electrical fire badly damaged the interior of Bethel. The church’s early records, the pipe organ and many important artifacts were destroyed. The congregation embarked on an energetic renovation program under the capable leadership of Reverend Joseph R. Fortune, and the sanctuary was fully restored – minus the pipe organ – within a year." -- from church website

Built by Charles S. Haskell, and appeared in the January, 1909 list published in The Diapason by the firm.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on November 06, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Female parishioners with organ in background: Photograph from an archival source: Cumberland County Historical Society, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. unknown, 1895 or later

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