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The Ernest M. Skinner Co. (Opus 271, 1917)

Originally Geo. S. Hutchings (& Co.) (Opus 431, 1898)

Location:

Church of the Divine Paternity / Fourth Universalist Society
160 Central Park West at 77th Street
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10023 US
Organ ID: 9730

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Unitarian, Universalist, Unitarian-Universalist
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 29, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 61 ranks. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 52 stops. 57 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 29, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 52
  • Registers: 57
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on November 18, 2021.
Database Manager on November 20, 2010:

Updated through information from George T. Kuhn. -- The replacement console and electrical controls are in the left transept of the nave, and I assume that is where the console has always been placed. The pipe chambers and their contents on the left and right chancel appear to be in good condition, at least superficially. If there is any information on where the original console and choir/echo pipes are now located, please forward the information to the church.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was Geo. S. Hutchings (1898, Opus 431).

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Now Universalist. Since much rebuilt.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Lynnwood Farnam, via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project, Steve Lawson: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on November 18, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Church interior and façade pipes: Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2016-10-24

Church interior to rear: Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2016-04-24

Church exterior: Photograph by landmarkwest.org, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

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