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Raymond Whalon (1985)

Originally Hutchings, Plaisted & Co. (Opus 42, 1874)
Exhibited in the 2005 OHS convention

Location:

St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church
890 Brock Avenue
New Bedford, MA 02744 US
Organ ID: 7858

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic 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 Paul R. Marchesano on May 25, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 9 ranks. 491 pipes. 2 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: 2
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on May 25, 2022:

By 1980, there was no longer a need for two south end French parishes, and St. Hyacinthe, an aging wood framed building, was closed and the parish absorbed by its daughter church, St. Anne. The 1874 Hutchings-Plaistead & Co. organ was salvaged from the old church and moved to St. Anne's (its third home) in 1985 by Raymond Whalan. This organ was originally built for Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in East Boston. In 1894, it was moved by Hook & Hastings to St. Hyacinthe.

The passing of another 20 years found the south end with too many parishes, and in 2004 St. Anne's dosed (along with St. Hedwig) and consolidated with St. James into the parish of Our Lady Of Guadeloupe. -- 2005 OHS Handbook

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on May 25, 2022.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was Hutchings, Plaisted & Co. (1873, Opus41).

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Relocated from St. Hyacinthe R. C., New Bedford, MA. [1980's?]. [editor: 1985, per 2005 OHS Handbook]

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on May 25, 2022.
2005 OHS Handbook: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on May 25, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Organ case: Photograph from an archival source: 2005 OHS Handbook, William T. Van Pelt, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2004-05-10

Right stop jamb: Photograph from an archival source: 2005 OHS Handbook, William T. Van Pelt, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2004-05-10

Original builder nameplate: Photograph from an archival source: 2005 OHS Handbook, William T. Van Pelt, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2004-05-10

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