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Gilbert & Butler (1907)

Location:

Parker Street Methodist Church
132 Parker Street
Lawrence, MA 01843 US
Organ ID: 51297

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ is no longer at this location; destroyed, dispersed, relocated or taken in trade.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Brad Engelland on July 14, 2022.

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.
Andrew Scanlon on July 11, 2022:

from "Organs of Greater Lawrence "by Robert Reich

Organized 1871 as Blanchard St. Methodist; bldg. on Parker St. 1873. Reed organ until c1907; merged 1956 with Central Methodist at Central Meth. bldg.; old Parker St. Meth. bldg. sold to St. Patrick's for a parish hall. * 1st organ: This church had an organ concert 4/4/1874 which implies that the new bldg. was provided with an organ when built but nothing else has been found to indicate existence of such an organ or to provide details about it. * 2nd organ: installed c1907 by Gilbert & Butler, a 2m used organ from a church in Reading, possibly the 1875 Appleton from Reading Unitarian which disbanded about that time. * 3rd organ: Austin, 2m, 1926; sold 1956 to Methodist Church, Potsdam, N.Y., installed by Wm. Patchell.

We received the most recent update for this note from Andrew Scanlon on July 11, 2022.

Database Manager on May 10, 2013:

Altered and relocated existing organ. Identified by James R. Stettner, based on information from Personal research into the history of organs in Lawrence, Massachusetts. -- This may have been the 1875 Thomas Appleton originally built for Reading Unitarian Church which was discarded about this time (1907).

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

Instrument Images:

Exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Queen City Massachusetts, submitted by Andrew Scanlon. Taken approx. Early 20th C

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