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George Jardine & Son (1887)

Location:

Northminster
SE corner of North Ave. & St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21218 US
Organ ID: 57309

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian 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: 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 September 19, 2016:

Updated through online information from Steve Bartley.

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

Database Manager on December 13, 2015:

An original installation. Identified by Steve Bartley, using information found in Sun Paper 2/11/1887 pg4; 25th Anniversary book.

This large and elaborate Gothic building was erected in 1885. By 1959 the congregation had disbanded and the Baltimore Presbytery was not interested in it, except that McDonald's wanted to build one of their fast food franchises on the spot. The building was demolished in 1959. Fate of the organ unknown.

For such an impressive building and important congregation, there was hardly a paragraph in the local Sun paper. The church's anniversary book said only that Jardine was the maker, it had a water motor and the entire project cost $3,000. Photos of the building and organ exist.

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

Instrument Images:

Church Exterior: (1905) Archival Photograph; image courtesy of Steve Bartley.

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Organ Case (on left): (1905) Archival Photograph from Church Anniversary Book; image courtesy of Steve Bartley.

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