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John C. B. Standbridge

Location:

Central Presbyterian Church
4th and Cherry Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106 US
Organ ID: 57446

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on July 31, 2021.

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.
Paul R. Marchesano on July 31, 2021:

Built in the same year as the building of the new congregation, the organ was rebuilt in 1877 by Hilborne Roosevelt and again in 1896 by C.S. Haskell, expanding it to 40 stops. -- date confirmed as 1853 in the New York Evangelist (1830-1902); Nov 5, 1896; 67, 45; APS Online pg. 13.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on July 31, 2021.

Database Manager on January 10, 2016:

A new installation, identified through information in an article on Standbridge by Eugene M. McCracken in The Tracker, Volume 3 Number 4. No further information has been reported to the database, and the author does not identify the source of his information.

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

Instrument Images:

View shows individuals posed near pews and the organ, including a man sweeping below the organ gallery.: Photograph from an archival source: Library Company of Philadelphia, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 1861-03-01

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