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Henry Erben (1859)

Location:

Trinity Episcopal Church
Avenue D and 6th Street
Apalachicola, FL 32320 US
Organ ID: 4374

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 7 ranks. 1 manuals. 7 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
  • Stops: 7
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on August 10, 2015:

Updated through online information from Stephen Hall.

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

Database Manager on May 06, 2012:

Updated through online information from T. Daniel Hancock. -- In"A Tale of Two Organs: Henry Erben and Apalachicola, Florida," 2000, Robert C. Delvin states that an Erben organ was in place by 1840, but that for unknown reasons, this organ was replaced by another Henry Erben organ in 1859, which is present in the church today, and has been restored.

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

Database Manager on April 12, 2012:

Updated through online information from T. Daniel Hancock. -- This organ replaced an earlier Henry Erben organ of 1840, of which the fate is unknown.

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

Database Manager on October 06, 2007:

Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- This is the second Erben organ used at Trinity church, and the oldest pipe organ in Florida in its original site and still in use. The organ is on the left side of the chancel with a 1922 Picher on the opposite side. The building was constructed in 1837 in New York, cut in sections and shipped to Florida where it was reassembled. The church's website has a history of the building and its instruments. Organ is in regular use for services (2007)

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

In storage at church 1925-1975. Rebuilt 1975-76 by Pennington Pendarvis of Blountstown, FL. Church also has electrified Pilcher, per WTVP.

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 Pensacola AGO web site
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Nave, Gallery, and Organ Case: Photograph by Jack E. Boucher; image courtesy of the Library of Congress. Taken on 1962-04-06

Organ Case: Photograph by Jack E. Boucher; image courtesy of the Library of Congress. Taken on 1962-04-06

Church Exterior: Photograph by Jack E. Boucher; image courtesy of the Library of Congress. Taken on 1962-04-06

Church Exterior: Photograph by Jack E. Boucher; image courtesy of the Library of Congress. Taken on 1962-04-06

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