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Hilborne L. Roosevelt (Opus 33, 1877)

Location:

Princeton Presbyterian Church
Saunders Ave. near Powelton Ave.
Philadelphia, PA US
Organ ID: 6257

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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 Craig A. Otto on April 11, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 3 manuals. 27 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 27
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Chancel:
  • Built by Hilborne L. Roosevelt
  • Manuals: 3
We received the most recent update for this console from Craig A. Otto on April 11, 2021.
Craig A. Otto on April 11, 2021:

The Princeton Presbyterian Church was built in 1876 on Saunders Avenue near Powelton Avenue in the western portion of the City of Philadelphia. Installation of the Hilborne Roosevelt organ followed in 1877. A two-alarm fire badly damaged the interior of the church in 1932. Early in the 1950s the congregation moved from West Philadelphia to a new location at 933 Baltimore Pike in Springfield PA. The West Philadelphia property was sold to the Presbyterian Hospital (now known as Penn-Presbyterian Hospital). Much later, Princeton Presbyterian changed its name to The Tree of Life.

We received the most recent update for this note from Craig A. Otto on April 11, 2021.

Database Manager on September 09, 2005:

Online update from George Fieo -- The instrument that I played 2001-2003 was a two-manual Moeller dated in the 1950s. The instrument listed here is no longer in the building.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
An Important Organ Concert: Open In New Tab The Philadelphia Inquirer article (6/15/1877) announced the installation of a new organ at Princeton Presbyterian as well as an inaugural concert.
Document created on 1877-06-15
We received the most recent update for this document from Craig A. Otto on April 11, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: William White and William Scott, Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, submitted by Craig A. Otto. Taken approx. 1895

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