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Unknown Builder (1920s)

Originally Garret House (1862ca.)

Location:

Trumansburg Methodist Church
Corner Main & South Sts.
Trumansburg, NY 14886 US
Organ ID: 1659

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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: Slider
  • 16 ranks. 778 pipes. 2 divisions. 2 manuals. 15 stops. 19 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a floor-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 15
  • Registers: 19
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Hitchdown Couplers
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on August 15, 2011:

Updated through online information from Eric J. Gastier. -- According to a July 5, 1964 recital program by A. Richard Strauss (Ithaca organist and organ builder), "The organ was built in 1862 by Garrett House, Organbuilder of Buffalo, New York, for the First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca, New York. In 1878, the organ was replaced with a larger instrument and found a new home in the former State Street Methodist Church of Ithaca. It is believed to have been moved to the Methodist Church of Trumansburg at some time in the 1920's, where, about 1929, the original hand pumping mechanism was replaced by an electric blower. The instrument deteriorated sufficiently that some, years ago, it was shut off and replaced with an electronic substitute. During the past year," [1963-1964] "it has been restored by A Richard Strauss, Ithaca organbuilder." It was still playing in 1986. [Editor's Note: Work done on the organ in the 1920s might well have been done by Viner & Son, successors to House.]

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

Database Manager on November 12, 2007:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This is the congregation's second edifice. According to the "History" page of the church's website, the organ was built in 1862 for the First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca, NY. It was relocated to Trumansburg in the 1920s by an unknown person or firm. An electric blower was installed in 1929.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1962.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Altered Strauss. T 5:1:3 shows this as an c. 1846 instrument. Most Sw. ranks are TC.

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Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from 1964 recital program; confirmed in person 1983-1986
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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