Pipe Organ Database

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Wm. M. Goodrich (1829)

Location:

First Parish Church, Congregational
218 Central Avenue
Dover, NH 03820 US
Organ ID: 10353

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on July 17, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 13 ranks. 731 pipes.
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.
Paul R. Marchesano on July 17, 2022:

Database Manager on September 27, 2012: Identified through online information from T. Daniel Hancock. -- Owen, 1979, states that this instrument had two manuals, 13 stops, and a pedal by coupler when installed in 1829. C. 1852, a pedal Sub Bass 16' was added. It was rebuilt sometime during the 1880's by Hutchings, Plaisted, & Co., which firm provided a new case, new console, and new action.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on July 17, 2022.

Paul R. Marchesano on July 17, 2022:

In 1829, First Parish Church dedicated its fifth meeting house since the founding of the church in 1633. In the new meetinghouse, built on the same site as its immediate predecessor, an organ of 13 stops and 731 pipes was installed in the balcony. This instrument, a product of the early and famous American organ builder, William M. Goodrich of Boston cost the church $1,250.00. -- from "THE FIRST PARISH ORGAN", church organ history document via church website

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on July 17, 2022.

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