A. B. Felgemaker Co. (1890's)

Location:

Richmond Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church / Upper West Arts Center
525 West Ferry Street
Buffalo, NY 14222 US
Sanctuary / Auditorium
Organ ID: 60051

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist 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 Jim Stettner on February 18, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP), Pneumatic
  • 2,111 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP) chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by A. B. Felgemaker Co.
  • Slider Motors: Pneumatic (EP or TP) slider motors.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on February 18, 2021.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP) chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by A. B. Felgemaker Co.
  • Slider Motors: Pneumatic (EP or TP) slider motors.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on February 18, 2021.

Choir:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP) chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by A. B. Felgemaker Co.
  • Slider Motors: Pneumatic (EP or TP) slider motors.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on February 18, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Pneumatic chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by A. B. Felgemaker Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on February 18, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by A. B. Felgemaker Co.
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Key Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on February 18, 2021.
Database Manager on May 03, 2017:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ.
Identified by J. A. Hefner, listing this website as a source of information: http://www.buffaloah.com/a/wferry/525/hist.html
http://www.buffaloah.com/a/wferry/525/ph/index.html.
Photo at http://www.buffaloah.com/a/wferry/525/ph/index.html
Attached keydesk - according to the site (http://www.buffaloah.com/a/wferry/525/hist.html), the organ has tubular-pneumatic action and 2111 pipes.
The building is now the Upper West Arts Center, but it appears the organ is still there [articles as recent as 2016 mention a historic pipe organ].

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

Instrument Images:

Organ sited in choir loft.: Photograph from an archival source: Vintage postcard, submitted by Rick Erickson. Taken approx. c 1900

Choir gallery in front with organ case and keydesk: Photograph by Clinton Brown Co. on the website, "Buffalo as an Architectural Museum.", submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. 2009

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