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Richard A. Nickerson (1983)

Originally E. & G. G. Hook (Opus 523, 1870)

Location:

First Parish Unitarian-Universalist Church
Massachusetts Ave.
Arlington, MA US
Organ ID: 51957

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Unitarian, Universalist, Unitarian-Universalist
  • The organ is unaltered 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
  • 16 ranks. 2 manuals.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2017:

Relocated from the Robert Whiting res. Schwenksville, PA, through OCH. Renovated Richard Nickerson 1985. Ded. 22 Sep 1985 by Theodore A. May. In new building.

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

Database Manager on August 31, 2013:

Altered and relocated existing organ. Identified by Jeff Scofield, using information found in Organ Handbook 2000. -- Originally installed in Christ Methodist Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, in 1870; relocated through the Organ Clearing House and installed at Arlington in 1983 by Richard Nickerson, who also provided an electric blower and new static bellows; cleaned in 1998 by the Bishop Organ Co. and fitted with new trackers.

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

Instrument Images:

Church Interior and Organ Case: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 1999-05-04

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