Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ was initially installed "as is" by Wm. W. Laws. Electro-pneumatic pull-downs were added to the original chests. The original console shell was retained and an Austin-style interior retro-fitted into the shell with stopkeys over the top manual. According to the church website, "During the 1930s, two [Swell] stops (Mixture V ranks and Clarion 4') were removed and substituted with two stops of string tone. Other than that the organ was totally intact." The replacement stops were still present when I played/documented the organ in March 1988. The dedicatory Recital was played by Everett E. Truette on Thursday evening, April 10, 1924 at 8:00 p.m. Mr. Truette was the organist at Eliot Congregational in Newton, Mass. at the time. Also, the original top, center of the Great Barrington organ and the two figures atop the Pedal towers are present on the Ballroom organ of the Searles Pine Lodge Estate residence in Methuen.
Updated through online information from Len A. Levasseur.
Identified through online information from Joseph Olefirowicz. -- This organ was originally the residence organ of Edward Searles in his Great Barrington, Massachusetts mansion, "Kellogg Terrace". - With a case design, by Henry Vaughan (which unfortunately for the "pineapples" on the pedal towers) which has been slightly altered to fit into the room. (This done by the Laws electrification/installation in 1924.)