Pipe Organ Database

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Unknown Builder (1830)

Location:

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Paris, NY 13429 US
Organ ID: 50

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • 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
  • 4 ranks. 1 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 16, 2016:

Updated through online information from Scot Huntington.
When restored by A. Richard Strauss of Ithaca, New York in the 1990s, he found the signature of Phelps inside the organ. Phelps was central upstate New York's first organbuilder (active ca. 1815- ca. 1850), and there are contemporary references to him that suggest he was self-taught. His building activities have been noted in several communities, but primarily in Guilford, New York.

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

Database Manager on November 16, 2016:

Updated through online information from Scot Huntington.
For a number of years now (2016), the church is used only during the summer.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Boadway says organ built in New England, case built locally.

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

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