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Hilborne L. Roosevelt (Opus 94, 1882)

Location:

1882 Music Festival / Seventh Regiment Armory
643 Park Avenue
New York: Manhattan, NY 10065 US
Park Avenue Armory
Organ ID: 67107

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Exhibitions, Fairs, other commercial exhibits
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from John Roper on February 17, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 15 ranks. 734 pipes. 2 divisions. 1 manuals. 12 stops. 12 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Built by Hilborne L. Roosevelt
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on February 17, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Built by Hilborne L. Roosevelt
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on February 17, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Hilborne L. Roosevelt
  • Manuals: 1
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 12
  • Registers: 12
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
We received the most recent update for this console from John Roper on February 17, 2021.
Paul R. Marchesano on December 23, 2020:

This organ was built for the 1882 Music Festival that took place in the Seventh Regiment Armory. For this organ Roosevelt employed large scales and voiced the pipes on special pressures. There was a detached console, and the action was electro-pneumatic. After the close of the festival, the organ was dismantled and sent to Chicago for another music festival there. Later, the organ was installed in the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, with two stops omitted, where it was damaged by fire in 1892.

We received the most recent update for this note from John Roper on February 17, 2021.
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We received the most recent update for this stoplist from John Roper on February 17, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Unknown. Photograph of 1882 Music Festival. Courtesy Larry Trupiano.: Photograph by NYC Organ page, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 1882

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