Residence: Mrs. Chester W. Lasell / The House of Affirmation / Estate of Mind
120 Hill St.
Whitinsville (Northbridge), MA 01588 US
Organ ID: 72017
This entry represents the installation of a new organ. Identified through online information from Clarence Risher, and verified with the Aeolian opus list.
From The Aeolian Pipe Organ and its Music by Rollin Smith, the contract was signed September 22, 1905 for a cost of $6,750.00. The organ was shipped April 28, 1906.
The home was later the adut leadership and training conference center for the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts. in 1996, it became a treatment center for Roman Catholic clergy known as The House of Affirmation.
The present owners of the house - Estate of Mind - is home to a growing community of creatives, artists, and makers, with a focus on collaborative projects and events.
Player console, after decades of neglect and weather damage.: Photograph by Clarence "Sparr" Risher. Taken on 2021-10-29
Ballroom with organ facade: Photograph from an archival source: Estate of Mind website, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. Date unknown
House (partial) and properety: Photograph from an archival source: Vintage postcard, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. 1920's
House and property: Photograph by Vintage postcard, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1940's