Emmons Howard (1890)

Exhibited in the 1992 OHS convention(s)

Location:

First Congregational Church
17 E Main Street
South Paris, ME 04281 US
Organ ID: 1194

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on September 15, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 17 ranks. 955 pipes. 2 manuals. 19 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 19
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on September 15, 2022:

In the words of Charles D. Crane, "At a meeting of the Ladies' Circle February 2, 1887, it was voted to work for a new organ. When a ladies' circle Unanimously pass a motion of that kind, we know what It means. They did work and not without success, for on September 16, 1890, as a result of their untiring efforts ... the new organ was dedicated; and a generous donation having been received from Messrs. Charles and Samuel Morse of Minneapolis, it was voted to call the organ 'The Deacon Elisha Morse Memorial Organ.' "

The Inaugural concert on the Instrument was presented 12 September 1890 by Prof. Herman Kotzschmar, assisted by the Congregational Choir and soloslsts, and included selections by Handel, Beethoven, Gounod, Batiste, and Dudley Buck.

The Flute d'Amour 4' Is of stopped wood with some open metal trebles. The Salicional 8' has an independent capped bass, as does the Dolce 8'. -- 1992 OHS Handbook

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on September 15, 2022.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1992.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
1992 OHS Handbook: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on September 15, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Organ in alcove at front: Photograph by 1992 OHS Handbook, William T. Van Pelt. Taken approx. 1991

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