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Unknown Builder (1832 before)

Location:

Christ Church, Episcopal
Manlius, NY US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 66541

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on November 02, 2020.
Jim Stettner on November 02, 2020:

Notes by Scot Huntington on ID=66532 indicate that an Alvinza Andrews organ at Christ Church rebuilt by Howard Marsh in 1976 may have been an earlier organ, and it still had a G-compass windchest with the lowest channels below CC unused.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on November 02, 2020.

Jim Stettner on November 02, 2020:

An online .pdf history of the church states, "it [the church] was moved upon wheels, with the bell hanging and stoves standing, without racking the joints, or jarring off so much as a square foot of plastering. In Van Schaack's 1873 version of the move, he correctly notes that the organ also was included."

In a following paragraph it states, *"Following Hollister's departure the church was served by Rev. Jesse Pound from 1835, when a boy was hired at $6 annually to blow the organ, to 1838." *

Later yet, "In 1850 Rev. Gay reported 53 families, 7 baptisms, 84 communicants, 6 marriages, four burials, 15 Sunday schoolteachers and 80 scholars. He also said $4.50 was appropriated to purchase and distributeprayer books, $200 was appropriated for the parsonage and $400 was subscribed for the purchase of a new organ."

And still later, "Rev. Bayley reported to the Diocese that the edifice had been enlarged by the erection of a recess chancel and a commodious vestry room in 1867. "The organ", he says, "has been placed in a pleasant position."

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on November 02, 2020.

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