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Hall Organ Co. (1930before)

Originally Geo. Stevens (& Co.) (1870s)

Location:

Our Lady Help of Christians Roman Catholic Church
573 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02458 US
Organ ID: 18731

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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 is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 36 ranks. 2,109 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 33 stops. 32 registers.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 33
  • Registers: 32
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 17, 2008:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This was the electrification and enlargement of the existing 1870s George Stevens & Co. instrument. The Choir was entirely new by Hall. Most of the Stevens pipework was retained, and the organ is entirely straight expect for the Pedal 16' Violone which is an extension of the original 8' Violoncello. Source: extant organ documented March 14, 1989.

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