George Jardine & Son (1850ca.)

Location:

First Presbyterian Church
Sussex and Washington Streets
Jersey City, NJ US
Organ ID: 10043

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ is known from a single historic document only; presumed no longer extant, and may never have existed.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on August 10, 2018:

The building was assembled in 1844 after its removal from Wall Street in Manhattan, after previously serving the First Presbyterian Church of New York City. First Presbyterian in NYC wished to relocate from its property on Wall Street to a new structure on Fifth Avenue and Twelfth Street, and use the proceeds from the sale of the property, which brought $148,000, to build the new church. The Jersey City congregation desired a building of its own. Negotiations between the two proceeded and were completed by the presidents of the two church boards of trustees on July 10, 1844. The sale of the building was set at $3000 and included "iron railing, stone wall, coping, flagging, fixtures of the church, stoves, cushions, lamps, chandeliers, and carpets" (Heck). Former Jersey City Mayor Dudley S. Gregory and local manufacturer David Henderson, both church trustees, assisted with the financing of the sale.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

White case 20' high, 16' wide, 12' deep. Compass 54/25. Installed some years ago.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist from the Historic Organs table of the OHS PC Database
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Lithograph of Exterior: 1850 Dripps Map of Jersey City.

Interior showing ca. 1850 Jardine organ: Archives First Presbyterian Church NYC.

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