Updated through online information from Bryan Dunnewald. -- Organ is in a room with no climate control, so the future looks grim. Plays fine, but needs help. Good Hook sound. No real acoustic in the room.
Updated through on-line information from Kip Said. -- To clarify previous notes: The Lodi Historical Society is the same building as the former Lodi Methodist Church. According to information found on the website of the Lodi Historical Society, the organ was removed from the Methodist Church in 1975 (by then in use by the Lodi Presbyterian Church) to protect the instrument as the building was deteriorating. The organ was stored in a barn for safekeeping. During this time, The Lodi Historical Society acquired the former Methodist Church. In 1988, after stabilization of the building, the organ was returned to its former home for storage - by then/now called the Lodi Historical Society. Restoration by Rev. Mowers began in 1994. The instrument was played in three concerts in 1996. As of 2011, the instrument is used for the occasional concert as well as for weddings held in the space. The organ is a "source of pride" for the Historical Society and for the entire village.
Updated through information posted to PIPORG-L by Darrel Coons October 6, 2008: "There's a 2m Hook in Lodi, NY that has a 17-note centered pedalboard. The Pedal 16' Sub Bass only has 13 pipes, but the manual Stopped Diap. Bass has 17. I've never seen a configuration like this, but it works; this is a fine instrument."
The original builder was E. & G. G. Hook (1852, Opus 140).
Status Note: There 1997
Moved from Methodist Church, Lodi, NY and placed in storage 1975. Restored by Culver Mowers and installed in Lodi Historical building.