A. B. DeCourcy & Co. (1919)

Originally George Jardine & Son (Opus 1108, 1894)
Exhibited in the 2000 OHS convention(s)

Location:

St. Catherine of Genoa Parish
185 Summer Street
Somerville, MA 02143 US
Sanctuary; rear gallery
Organ ID: 1139

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Andrew Scanlon on September 17, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 24 ranks. 1,308 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 22 stops. 23 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a floor-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by George Jardine & Son
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 18, 2022.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by George Jardine & Son
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 18, 2022.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by George Jardine & Son
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 18, 2022.
Main:
  • Built by George Jardine & Son
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 22
  • Registers: 23
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Combination Action Foot Trundles
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on September 18, 2022.
Andrew Scanlon on September 18, 2022:

Played wedding here today. It all works. Part of Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin Parish.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on September 18, 2022.

Peter F. Regan on October 07, 2021:

Organ used regularly and in need of some restoration.

Organ was moved and case modified from Presbyterian Church, Sewickley, PA by AB DeCourcy and Co, Boston, MA in 1919-20.

We received the most recent update for this note from Peter F. Regan on October 07, 2021.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 2001

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Second hand. Originally in a Masonic lodge, location undetermined. Moved to Somerville in 1920. Some rebuilding by Lahaise & Sons. Tracker action to pneumatic pallet actions. Many of the Great pipes are marked 1108 A.. R. Schopp

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist copied from contract and verified against stop controls: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on September 18, 2022.
Contract for Relocation: Open In New Tab Contract signed between Fr. O'Brien and Andrew DeCourty
Document created on 1919-07-21
We received the most recent update for this document from Peter F. Regan on October 07, 2021.

Specification at time of relocation: Open In New Tab Specification of Jardine at time of relocation
Document created on 1919-07-21
We received the most recent update for this document from Peter F. Regan on October 07, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Nave, Balcony, and Pipe Facade: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 1999-05-04

Keydesk: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 1999-05-04

1995 Restoration Plaque: Photograph by Andrew Scanlon. Taken on 2022-09-17

Case and console: Photograph by Andrew Scanlon. Taken on 2022-09-17

Swell pedal and combination foot levers: Photograph by Andrew Scanlon. Taken on 2022-09-17

Great and Pedal stops: Photograph by Andrew Scanlon. Taken on 2022-09-17

Swell stops and couplers: Photograph by Andrew Scanlon. Taken on 2022-09-17

Church exterior : Photograph by Andrew Scanlon. Taken on 2022-09-17

Nave view from organ gallery: Photograph by Andrew Scanlon. Taken on 2022-09-17

Detail of case, lanterns, side banks of nave and windows: Photograph by Andrew Scanlon. Taken on 2022-09-17

Church exterior; facade: Photograph from an archival source: Digital Commonwealth, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1920

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