Austin Organ Co. (Opus 302-A, 1968)

Originally Austin Organ Co. (Opus 302, 1910)

Location:

Lafayette Ave. Presbyterian Church
85 South Oxford Street
New York City: Brooklyn, NY 11217 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 41680

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Scofield on December 08, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 55 ranks. 3,453 pipes. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 45 stops. 58 registers.
Great, Swell, Choir, Positiv, Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • 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 December 08, 2020.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 45
  • Registers: 58
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on December 08, 2020.
Jeff Scofield on December 08, 2020:

From the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project: In 1910, the Austin Organ Company of Hartford, Conn. built a new organ for Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian, retaining the original mahogany case and several ranks from the 1886 Hook & Hastings organ. A new Austin console was installed in 1958, and in 1968 the disposition of the organ was altered and new stops added. The console was moved to the Sanctuary floor in the mid-1970s. The church's interior is notable for its mahogany panelling and 13 stained-glass windows designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on December 08, 2020.

Database Manager on February 16, 2014:

The console was moved to the nave floor front and center in 1961; rebuilt and enlarged in 1968 as 4/55 Austin Op. 302-A.

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

Database Manager on July 14, 2009:

Identified through on-line information from J. David Williams. -- Reworked Austion Opus 302 (1910). According to the church's web site, the organ contains some pipe work and the case of the preceding Hook & Hastings organ. A new console was provided in 1958, a new disposition was developed in 1968, including the addition of new stops.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from <i>The New York City Organ Project</i>, NYC AGO
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ case: Photograph by Sebastian Glück via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2013-03-14

Console: Photograph by Sebastian Glück via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2013-03-14

Console: Photograph by Courtesy of the NYC AGO Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2007-11-08

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Brooklyn Public Library via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 1906

Church interior: Photograph by Joseph Routon, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-08-30

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