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Geo. S. Hutchings (& Co.) (Opus 115, 1883)

Location:

First Baptist Church
217 Main St.
Haverhill, MA 01830 US
Sanctuary; front gallery
Organ ID: 70329

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on February 19, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Built by Geo. S. Hutchings (& Co.)
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on February 19, 2022.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Built by Geo. S. Hutchings (& Co.)
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on February 19, 2022.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Built by Geo. S. Hutchings (& Co.)
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on February 19, 2022.
Jim Stettner on February 19, 2022:

This entry represents the installation of a new organ; identified by the Hutchings opus list as reprinted in the Boston Organ Club newsletter (Spring/Summer 1980); and also by research by Robert J. Reich of the Andover Organ Co.

Find were raised by Ladies Furnishing Fund Society; and Hutchings took the old Simmons & McIntire organ in-trade for $300.00.

The Hutchings was rebuilt and enlarged to 3-manuals by William W. Laws ca, 1920; and then tonally altered by E.A. Kelley ca. 1978.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on February 19, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Vintage postcard, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1920's

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