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Steer & Turner [J.W. Steer] (1890ca.)

Location:

Residence: Howard Marsh
Carol Ave.
Fredonia, NY 14063 US
Organ ID: 3832

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • 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: Slider
  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 13 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 13
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on April 14, 2016:

Updated through online information from Scot Huntington.
Howard Marsh began work with the Schlicker Organ Co. in Buffalo, shortly after its inception, primarily as a salesman. He left to teach in Hastings on Hudson in 1943, was appointed to the SUNY Fredonia School of Music faculty in 1960 and served until his retirement in 1976 as associate organ professor, eventually serving as Associate Dean and Dean of the School of Music, and ultimately as Dean of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.

He served for decades as the Music Director at the First United Presbyterian Church in Dunkirk, New York, on Schlicker Opus 1- an electrification and rebuilding of a 2-manual Felgemaker tracker. In the 1976 the organ was rebuilt and enlarged in his honor, with the additional of several stops to the original organ in the chancel, a new Ruckpositive installed antiphonally on the rear gallery railing, and new 3-manual console. The Steere & Turner in his music room was sold after his death in the early 1980s.

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

Database Manager on March 17, 2016:

Updated through online information from Scot Huntington.
The organ was installed in the 1960s, in a specially constructed, high-ceiling music room, with no casework or facade pipes above the impost. The organ was sold after Howard's death, in the 1980s.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

From Cornwall-on-Hudson?

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

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