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United Methodist Church
130 Genesee St.
Avon, New York 14414

OHS Database ID 6898.

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OHS Convention Organ, 2018.

Status and Condition

Renovation, restoration, or revision is in progress.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition March 16, 2016.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 16 stops. 18 registers. 16 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

The organ is at the front of the room, and some pipes are exposed. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.


  • Status Note: There 1966. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Nancy Sullivan. (Database Manager. March 24, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from Nancy Sullivan.
    The pipe stenciling renovation that was mentioned earlier has unfortunately not taken place due to financial reasons. This organ is tuned on a regular yearly basis and is in excellent condition. It is used on a regular basis. (Database Manager. March 16, 2016)
  • In 1895, Avon UMC received its instrument as a gift from Mrs. Alva Carpenter, who paid $2,400 for the A. B. Felgemaker tracker organ, Opus 606, from Erie, Pennsylvania. The organ was dedicated on August 22, 1895, with a concert by Herve D. Wilkins, a respected local concert organist and a founder of the American Guild of Organists. In the early 1900s, the organ's blower was converted to electric, and some years later, the organ was moved from its original front and center position to the front right side. During a church renovation in the 1950s, a wall was built that completely enclosed the organ except for the keyboard. The wall was removed and the casing restored in July 1995 as part of a complete restoration, regulation, and cleaning of the organ carried out by the Lauren A. Peckham & Sons Pipe Organ Service. Peckham and Sons also replaced old leather, refinished the pedalboard, repaired pipes that were damaged by a poorly executed attempt to raise the pitch of the instrument, releathered the double-rise reservoir, and repaired the old blower. A rededication concert was given on August 20, 1995 - almost one hundred years later to the day of its 1895 dedication concert. --Margaret-Mary Owens (Steven E. Lawson. June 24, 2018)

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Chancel and Organ Case. Photograph by Nancy Sullivan 2012-03-03
Chancel and Organ Case. Photograph by Nancy Sullivan 2010-12-18

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  • Digital scan of a published document, courtesy of Linda Rosebrough.. Source: Nancy Sullivan and OHS 2018 Convention Handbook PDF document; -- will open in a new window or tab.
  • Typed Specification. Source: console drawing by Nancy Sullivan
    Avon, New York
    United Methodist Church
    A. B. Felgemaker   Opus 606   1895
    2 manuals, 18 registers, 16 ranks
             GREAT ORGAN
         16' Bourdon Bass       12
         16' Bourdon (TC)       49
          8' Open Diapason      61
          8' Melodia            61
          8' Dulciana           61
          4' Octave             61
          4' Flute d'Amour      61
      2 2/3' Twelfth            61
          2' Fifteenth          61
             SWELL ORGAN
          8' Open Diapason      61
          8' Stop'd Diapason    61
          8' Salicional         61
          4' Flute Harmonique   61
          4' Fugara             61
          8' Oboe (TC)          49
          8' Bassoon (bass)     12
             PEDAL ORGAN
         16' Sub Bass           27
          8' Violoncello        27
             Swell to Great
             Swell to Pedal
             Great to Pedal
             Pedal Check
             PEDAL MOVEMENTS
             Great to Pedal Reversible
             Great Piano
             Great Forte
             Balanced Swell Pedal
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2018-04-30]
  • Click Here Typed Specification. Source: console drawing by Nancy Sullivan Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.