The organ is being removed and will be installed in a catholic church in New Jersey. The current plan according to the churchs music director is to combine this Estey with the churchs' original Estey organ. These two organs will be controlled by both a digital Allen Organ as well as by this Estey console.
As of August 18, 2020 the organ is in a state of disrepair. Several of the larger pipes have been removed (they are still in the chamber) and many of the small lead pipes have been removed or crushed due to maintenence items being placed on them. The blower motor is unpowered and only the clock built into the console operates. Plans are being made to scrap the organ due to ongoing construction and expansion of the crematorium.
Updated by Thomas Healey, who gave this as the source of the information: First-hand observation. The organ is, as Alan Laufman would say, “defunct.”
Blower inoperable. No electricity.
Pipe chamber used as a janitors closet with cleaning tools and other paraphernalia atop the pipes.
Estey installed the organ in one expression chamber in the chancel and placed the console on a small gallery that ran along one side of the chapel.
Updated through online information from Connor Annable.
Updated through online information from James R. Stettner.
Identified by James R. Stettner through information from the Estey Opus List, published in The Boston Organ Club newsletter, 1973-1979.