Henry Erben (1847)

Location:

First Presbyterian Church
Fayette & North Streets
Baltimore, MD US
Organ ID: 59724

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  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
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Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 3 manuals.
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Main:
  • Manuals: 3
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 17, 2016:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by Steven Bartley, using information found in Sun Papers- 9/ 7/1847, 10/16/1847,3/12/1859,10/3/1859.
Founded in the early 1760s they has built their third building , 1790, at Fayette & North St. There has not been any details concerning a previous organ, prior to the Erben, though there has been a mention that one existed.
The Sun papers, Sept. 7, 1847 and Oct. 16, 1847 announced the new Erben organ as having 37 stops, nearly 2000 pipes, with the longest being nearly 22 feet long, contains about 100 cubic feet and cost $5,000.
In 1859 the congregation moved uptown, to a fancy brownstone Gothic building, their present home. Two Sun Paper articles, Mar. 12, 1859/ Oct3, 1859, commented on the organ, which was the same Erben organ , installed in a new Gothic case of walnut, designed by local architects Lind & Murdoch, which was installed in the rear balcony.
The Erben organ was replaced, in 1888, by a Roosevelt organ.

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