George Jardine & Son (1881)

Exhibited in the 1996 OHS convention(s)

Location:

St. David's Episcopal
150 Dupont Street
Philadelphia: Manayunk, PA 19127 US
Organ ID: 199

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on October 18, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 26 ranks. 1,424 pipes. 2 manuals. 24 stops. 29 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Built by George Jardine & Son
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 24
  • Registers: 29
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • 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 horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Paul R. Marchesano on February 21, 2021.
Paul R. Marchesano on February 21, 2021:

On December 23, 1879, the building was destroye by fire. In May 1880 the cornerstone of the new brownstone building was laid. The consecration of the new church took place on Decmeber 26, 1881; reported cost of $40,000. St David's is responsible for the establishment of three parishes in the 21st ward: St. Alban's, St. Stephen's, St. Timothy's.

The Jardine organ cost $4000; the previous organ that had burned was valued at $2000.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on February 21, 2021.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1996

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

In new building after an 1879 fire. Electrified by Bartholomay c. 1929 with tonal changes. Bartholomay console replaced with refurbished Austin console by Brantley Duddy. Renovated 1994 by Patrick J. Murphy with tonal restorations.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on February 21, 2021.
Alan Laufman: Open In New Tab From 1996 OHS Handbook; "original stoplist from the dedication program"
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on February 21, 2021.
Organ Recital: Open In New Tab Description of recital program, some organ info.
Document created on 1881-11-29
We received the most recent update for this document from Paul R. Marchesano on February 21, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Organ case in front corner: Photograph from an archival source: 1996 OHS Handbook, William T. Van Pelt, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 1995

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