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M. P. Möller (Opus 1197, 1910)

Location:

Brooklyn Home for Aged Men
745 Classon Avenue
New York City: Brooklyn, NY 11238 US
Organ ID: 41156

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Hospitals, retirement/nursing homes, etc.
  • 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 Jeff Scofield on November 13, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 10 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 10 stops. 11 registers.
Great, Swell and Pedal:
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jeff Scofield on November 13, 2020.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 10
  • Registers: 11
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on November 13, 2020.
Jeff Scofield on November 13, 2020:

From the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project: In 1912, Mrs. Charles Merrill built a beautiful chapel as a memorial to her husband. The windows and pipe organ were presented by her daughters, Miss Edith J. Merrill and Mrs. Antonio Fanoni, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Merrill. The unique window, bits of colored glass shells and stones, were designed by the artist Cole Bryham. The chapel provided a dignified place to hold religious services and other formal meetings.

The organ was built by M.P. Möller of Hagerstown, Md. The Agreement (Dec. 7, 1910) between Möller and Mrs. A. A. Merrill, Brooklyn, N.Y., states that Möller would build a two-manual organ with an Automatic Player for a consideration of $2,400. Möller was to install the organ "on or before the 16th day of April, 1911, or as soon thereafter as possible." The organ was shipped on March 16, 1912.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on November 13, 2020.

Database Manager on June 02, 2009:

Identified through information in List of More than 5200 Moller Pipe Organs (Hagerstown, Maryland. M. P. Möller, 1928).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Larry Trupiano via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on November 13, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chapel interior, organ chamber, façade pipes and console: Photograph from an archival source: Brooklyn Home Foundation via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 1912

Chapel interior to rear: Photograph from an archival source: Brooklyn Home Foundation via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 1912

Buildings from front: Photograph from an archival source: Brooklyn Home Foundation via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 1928

Aerial view of the property: Photograph from an archival source: Brooklyn Home Foundation via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 1928

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