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Estey Organ Co. (Opus 402, 1906)

Location:

Madison Square Garden
Fifth and Madison Avenues bet. 26th and 27th Streets
New York: Manhattan, NY 10010 US
Organ ID: 67109

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Auditoriums and Concert Halls
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on December 23, 2020.
Paul R. Marchesano on December 23, 2020:

This entry describes an original installation of a one manual Estey Organ in 1906. Further details unknown. Madison Square Garden (1890–1926) was an indoor arena in New York City, the second by that name, and the second and last to be located at 26th Street and Madison Avenue in Manhattan. Opened in 1890 at the cost of about $500,000, it replaced the first Madison Square Garden, and hosted numerous events, including boxing matches, orchestral performances, light operas and romantic comedies, the annual French Ball, both the Barnum and the Ringling circuses, and the 1924 Democratic National Convention, which nominated John W. Davis after 103 ballots. The building closed in 1925, and was replaced by the third Madison Square Garden at Eighth Avenue and 50th Street, which was the first to be located away from Madison Square.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on December 23, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Interior of Madison Square Garden at night, c. 1905 from Robert N. Dennis collection.: Photograph from an archival source: Wikipedia, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. c. 1905

Exterior of the building: Photograph from an archival source: Wikipedia, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 1890

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