E. & G. G. Hook (Opus 104, 1850)

Location:

First Baptist Church
1 Park Street
Waterville, ME 04901 US
Organ ID: 14435

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • 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: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 10 ranks. 446 pipes. 1 manuals. 10 registers.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
  • Registers: 10
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on September 15, 2022:

From 1992 OHS Handbook: "...In 1892, the "present pipe organ was Installed through the work of a few Interested people ... Soon after this organ was installed, Miss Josie Shaw look lessons on it and became the regular organist of the Church, holding this position for over 50 years."

The organ, listed by the Hooks as a "1-10", was built for the Baptist Church in Waterville, Maine; the Rev. M. Champlin signed the contract. The Waterville church subsequently bought a two-manual L. C. Harrison, Op. 1330, 1892, and the old organ became available for the Buckfield Church, which purchased it for $100."

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

Database Manager on February 17, 2005:

Identified from company publications as edited and expanded in The Hook Opus List 1829-1935, ed. William T. Van Pelt (Organ Historical Society, 1991).

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

Instrument Images:

Church Exterior: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1915).

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