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The Aeolian Co. (Opus 1772, 1930)

Location:

Ivie Memorial Protestant Episcopal Chapel
Bethlehem, NH US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 66169

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ is no longer a complete instrument; dispersed/parted out.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Joseph R. Olefirowicz on September 01, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • 12 ranks. 907 pipes.
Joseph R. Olefirowicz on September 01, 2020:

The 1930 Chapel itself was decommissioned in 2007, and stands as an abandoned testimonial to the Ivie Family's generosity to the town of Bethlehem, NH. It is a remarkable building, where only its walls, impeccable interior (minus all furnishings) and stained glass remain, in remarkable shape. Its alabaster pendulums still in place and the stained glass hint at the remarkable detail and stewardship of the Ivie family, having built the Chapel as a Memorial to their daughter who died at age 27./ - Limestone accents on the exterior of the building are crumbling, but the structure itself is otherwise solid. Right on Route 302. A magnificent structure in the English Perpendicular style. The bells were also removed in 2007, along with the organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Joseph R. Olefirowicz on September 01, 2020.
Peter Rudewicz (original scans of Aeolian Co. documents): Open In New Tab $13,460 contract. Paid by the Ivie Family, who sponsored the entire chapel, stained glass, furnishings, pipe organ and 10-bell Tower Chime. Originally published 1930
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Joseph R. Olefirowicz on September 01, 2020.

Instrument Images:

View from Chancel into the Nave: Photograph from an archival source: Bethlehem Historical Society, submitted by Joseph R. Olefirowicz. Taken approx. 1930

View from Nave into the Chancel: Photograph from an archival source: Bethlehem Historical Society, submitted by Joseph R. Olefirowicz. Taken approx. 1930

Current state of organ chamber. All furnishings of church (except stained glass) removed in 2007: Photograph by Joseph R. Olefirowicz. Taken on 2020-08-20

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