The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Chinese Presbyterian / Sea and Land Presbyterian / Market Street Dutch Reformed
Market and Henry streets
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10002

OHS Database ID 200.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 12, 1977-04-17.

Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
(The last update we received about this organ was on the transfer of data from the OHS PC Database, October 30, 2004.)

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 16 stops. 13 ranks.

The organ has an attached keydesk.


  • The original builder was Hall & Erben (1824). (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Status Note: There 1977. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Original owner of the building unknown; became Market Street Reformed; then Sea & Land Presbyterian, then Church of All People, Presbyterian & Methodist at Sea and Land (in 1969). One Manual rebuilt by Erben in 1841, to 2-15; altered Jardine 1860; 1863 (2-13). Rebuilt by G. Adams and Mann & Trupiano 1976, 2-16. Compass (G Compass): Gt: 59 Notes; Sw: 35 Notes; Ch Bass: 24 Notes (unenclosed); Ped: 20 Notes (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)

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  • Owen, Barbara J.. "New York Pilgrimage," The Tracker (Vol. 1, No. 1 (October 1956): pp. 2-4). [Description and stoplist]
  • Hutchinson, Thomas. American Musical Directory. (New York, Thomas Hutchinson, 1861), [0]
  • Ogasapian, John. Organ Building in New York City, 1700-1900. (Braintree, Massachussetts, The Organ Literature Foundation, 1977), [0]

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  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
    First Chinese Presbyterian Church
    New York, New York
    Henry Erben, 1840
    Enlarged from 1824 single-manual Hall & Erben
    OHS ID: 200
    Source: Ogasapian, 1977
            GREAT                      SWELL (f-f4, 36 notes)
        [8] Open Diapason          [8] Dulciana
        [8] Stop'd Diapason        [8] Stop'd Diapason
        [4] Principal              [4] Principal
    [2-2/3] Twelfth                [4] Flute
        [2] Fifteenth              [8] Hautboy
            Sesquialtera III, bass     
            Cornet IV, treble          CHOIR (bass)
        [8] Trumpet                [8] Stop'd Diapason
                                   [4] Principal
    [Received online from T. Daniel Hancock, 2012-09-07]
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.
  • Typed stoplist (Source: OHS PC Database)
    First Chinese Presbyterian [was Sea and Land Presbyterian], New York
    Henry Erben, 1844/1860&1863 Jardine /G. Adams & Trupiano
    (Stoplist: Tracker 1:1  October 1956  Page 3)
    G-Compass organ
    GREAT  8 Stops
    Open Diapason (TG)  8'
    Open Diapason Bass  8'
    Dulciana 8'
    Stopped Diapason 8'
    Flute  4'
    Principal 4'
    Twelfth 3'
    Fifteenth 2'
    SWELL: 5-stops (2 bass)
    Open Diapason 8'
    Stopped Diapason 8'
    Principal 4'
    Cornet II
    Trumpet 8'
    Stopped Diapason Ch 8' (unenclosed, bass)
    Principal Ch 4' (unenclosed, bass)
    PEDAL: 1-Rank
    No knob.  Rank of Bourdon pipes that appears to have been added later and is on permanently.  The 
    rank is probably one octave as the lower octave of pedal keys pulls down the upper octave, as if a 
    P-P 4' were on.
    Couple, Great & Swell
    Great & Swell, Octaves
    Compass of Great Organ:  59 Notes
    Compass of Swell Organ:  35 Notes
    Compass of Choir Bass:   24 Notes
    Compass of Pedal Organ:  20 Notes
    One of the Jardine additions was the tower turrets and ornaments on the top of the case, which were 
    added to hide the pipes from view.  Even after the several changes made by Jardine at this time, the 
    Erben nameplate remained on the organ. Georgian case of pine located prominently in the center of the 
  • Click Here Typed stoplist (Source: OHS PC Database) Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.