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Geo. S. Hutchings (& Co.) (Opus 408, 1896)

Location:

First Parish Dorchester -- Unitarian Universalist
10 Parish Street
Boston (Dorchester), MA 02122 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 6479

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Unitarian, Universalist, Unitarian-Universalist
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 35 ranks. 3 manuals. 44 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 44
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on April 18, 2016:

Updated through online information from Jenn Cartee.
This organ is used for weekly worship services, but we hope to move forward with a major restoration campaign before 2020. (Board of Trustees)

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1980.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Replaced Hutchings Op. 188 which was destroyed by fire. Stop action electrified.

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

Instrument Images:

First Parish Church, Meeting House Hill, Dorchester: Photograph from an archival source: Jones, Leslie, 1886-1967 (photographer) - Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection., submitted by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 1930-03-28

Church exterior: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2020-09-20

Sanctuary interior: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2020-09-20

Organ in rear gallery: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2020-09-20

Organ façade: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2020-09-20

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