Centella M. E. Church
Reed and Second Streets
San Jose, CA US
Organ ID: 66590
This was the moving and reinstallation of the existing Hutchings from the previous Chapel building. The church was named in honor of the deceased 8-year old daughter of Mrs. L.C. McColl, a major financial contributor to the church. A decrease in church membership eventually forced the congregation to merge with St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church downtown.
The organ is for sale on ebay in November, 2020. The history with the listing states, "In 1956, Centella Methodist Church merged with another church and the organ was later moved to a new location. It is unclear during what period of time the organ was in service at the new location."
It is also unclear whether this "new location" is an unnamed location of St. Paul's M.E. Church with whom Centella merged. Regardless, he organ was purchased by a physician in 1988 and installed in his home. It was soon thereafter for sale through the Organ Clearing House and relocated to St. Joseph RC Church in Port St. Joe, Florida - from which it is now for sale.