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Wm. A. Johnson (Opus 43, 1855)

Exhibited in the 2014 OHS convention

Location:

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1601 Park @ Turtle Streets
Syracuse, NY 13208 US
Organ ID: 6528

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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 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
  • 20 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 18 stops. 20 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Wm. A. Johnson
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on April 23, 2021.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Wm. A. Johnson
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on April 23, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Wm. A. Johnson
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on April 23, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Wm. A. Johnson
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 18
  • Registers: 20
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 17
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with hinged doors that enclose keyboards.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: Trigger/hitch-down swell.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on April 23, 2021.
Jim Stettner on April 23, 2021:

The organ was announced as available in an email from John Bishop of the Organ Clering House on April 22, 2021.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on April 23, 2021.

Database Manager on May 07, 2018:
We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on July 14, 2014:

Updated through online information from Will Headlee. -- Organ will be heard at OHS 2014 Syracuse Pipe Organ Holiday.

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 1991

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Building was First Ward Presbyterian, then North Presbyterian. Enlarged, probably by Johnson, c.1865. Restored c. 1991 by Kerner & Merchant.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Updated from Organ Clearing House photos: Open In New Tab http://www.kernerandmerchant.com/organs_westminsterpresbyterian_syracuseny.html Originally published April 23, 2021 - Updated
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on April 23, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Nave, Gallery, and Organ Case: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2013-10-10

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