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Delaware Organ Co. (1965)

Location:

Christ the King Catholic Church
400 Marcy Place at Grand Concourse
New York City: The Bronx, NY 10452 US
Organ ID: 66614

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is playable, but not in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Scofield on November 10, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 17 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 12 stops. 20 registers.
Great, Swell and Pedal:
We received the most recent update for this division from Jeff Scofield on November 10, 2020.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 12
  • Registers: 20
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on November 10, 2020.
Jeff Scofield on November 10, 2020:

The parish of Christ the King was established in the late 1920s and would be the only Catholic church along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx. Plans were made to erect a combination church and school building, but only the church was completed before the onset of the Depression. Cardinal Hayes dedicated the basement church on September 15, 1929. The school was eventually constructed above the basement church, and was dedicated on September 12, 1965. The organ in Christ the King Church, built by the Delaware Organ Company, was installed around 1965, possibly contemporary with the opening of the school. Located in the rear of the church, the organ is controlled by a detached two-manual stop-key console. A site visit in 2013 found the pipes to be in fairly good condition, although the entire organ needed a thorough cleaning. The console is missing its rolltop and is in generally poor shape.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on November 10, 2020.
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We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on November 10, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by David Schmauch via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2009-01-09

Church exterior: Photograph by Joe McMahon via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

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