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Hall Organ Co. (1913)

Location:

First Congregational Church
Newtown, CT US
Organ ID: 18614

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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 Charles Eberline on August 14, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
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.
Charles Eberline on August 14, 2020:

The installation of the organ was reported in the Bridgetown (CT) Evening Farmer, November 17, 1913:

The new pipe organ for the Congregational church is being installed this week by the makers, the Hall Organ Company, of New Haven. The old organ will be taken away by the company. A water motor has been attached to pump air for the instrument which is placed in the organ loft fronting the pulpit. The cost of the instrument is $2,800, and is undoubtedly not surpassed by that of any other country church. Over one-half of the cost has already been raised by the church committee, and the congregation feel sure that the balance will be readily forthcoming.

Source:

“New Church Organ,” Bridgeport (CT) Evening Farmer, November 17, 1913, 5, accessed August 14, 2020, https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/data/batches/ct_fairfield_ver01/data/sn84022472/00295867231/1913111701/0193.pdf.

We received the most recent update for this note from Charles Eberline on August 14, 2020.

Database Manager on June 28, 2005:

Identified through information in Classified List of Hall Organs, published in 1929 by Hall Organ Co., West Haven, Connecticut.

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

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