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W. W. Kimball Co. (1902)

Location:

Greene Avenue Presbyterian Church
957-63 Greene Ave.
New York City: Brooklyn, NY 11221 US
Organ ID: 66816

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ is no longer extant; destroyed.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Scofield on December 04, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 16 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 16 stops. 17 registers.
Great, Swell and Pedal:
We received the most recent update for this division from Jeff Scofield on December 04, 2020.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 16
  • Registers: 17
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on December 04, 2020.
Jeff Scofield on December 04, 2020:

From the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project: For their second building, the Greene Avenue church contracted with W.W. Kimball of Chicago to build a new organ. The Brooklyn Eagle (Oct. 3, 1902) reported: "The organ is said to be the most perfect instrument of its size in the borough, containing features entirely new in the history of organ building." The article also listed the stops, but no compasses or pipecounts were given; they are suggested below, based on similar Kimball organs of the period. The dedicatory recital was played by Dr. Gerrit Smith, organist of the South Reformed Church in New York City, on Tuesday, October 7, 1902. Dr. Smith was joined by Mrs. Lida Price Losee, soprano of the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn. This organ burned with the church on April 9, 1910. According to The New York Times (Apr. 10, 1910), "A defective electric light wire connecting with the organ behind the pulpit is believed to have caused the blaze. The organ was only installed in the church two [sic] years ago, at a cost of $4,000. It was operated by electricity."

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on December 04, 2020.
Courtesy of the NYC AGO Organ Project: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on December 04, 2020.

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