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Edward Collins (1950ca.)

Originally Unknown Builder

Location:

First Presbyterian Church / Cornerstone Community Church
570 3rd Avenue
Troy (Lansingburgh), NY 12182-2510 US
Organ ID: 49117

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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 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: Information unknown or not applicable
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 23, 2011:

The church building is now home to Cornerstone Community Church, which comprises the former Presbyterian and Methodist congregations. Two passages from the online history of the Presbyterian church mention the organ:

"Around 1950 the current pipe organ (unknown manufacture) was purchased used and installed by Edward F. Collins. Two additional stops were added during its installation."
"New organ chimes were added in 1962 when the organ was moved to its present center position."

Without further evidence, and based on comments received via e-mail from a former parishioner, it appears that "when the organ was moved" refers to the console, not to the organ itself. A note in the old PC Database indicates the current case is that of the original E. & G.G. Hook installed in 1870. It is supposition only, but the two ranks added in 1950 could also have been from the Hook.

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

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