Prior to publication of its details in The Coupler (1977), the newsletter of the now-defunct Central N.Y. OHS chapter, the organ was visited in 1975 and documentated by Culver Mowers, Episcopal priest, organ technician and founder of the chapter, Dr. Donald R.M. Patterson, University Organist at Cornell and King authority, and A. Richard Strauss, Ithaca organbuilder. The console had been "carefully" removed in the 1950s or early 1960s to make room for an additional choir pew and was supplanted by an imitation instrument. It is uncertain if the restored instrument is still in place, and if so, its future is now uncertain and in peril. It is one of only three extant 2-manual organs by this very fine maker, whose few remaining extant instruments can be counted on two hands.
The Coupler Vol. I, #3, 1977 makes note of the organ as being unplayable. It was restored to playability without alteration, by A. Richard Strauss in 1984. An on-line search of Waverly churches in 2022 produces no results for this church, suggesting that it has closed or merged.
Updated through on-line information from David Lenington. -- Great: 8Â’ Open Diapason 58 8Â’ Melodia 46 8Â’ Unison Bass 12 8Â’ Dulciana 46 4Â’ Octave 58 Swell: 8Â’ Stopped Diapason 46 8Â’ Unison Bass 12 8Â’ Keraluphon 46 4Â’ Flute Harmonique 58 Pedal: 16Â’ Grand Bourdon 27 A448 @ 69 F Restored by A. R. Strauss in 1984.
Status Note: There 1985
Renovated Strauss 1985, including reattachment of console..