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Steere & Turner [John S. Steere] (Opus No.221, 1886)

Location:

Village Congregational Church
15 Church St.
New Preston, CT 06777 US
Organ ID: 67226

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Scot Huntington on January 01, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • 7 ranks. 393 pipes. 2 divisions. 1 manuals. 12 stops. 14 registers.
Main:
  • Built by Steere & Turner [John S. Steere]
  • Manuals: 1
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 12
  • Registers: 14
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Scot Huntington on January 01, 2021.
Scot Huntington on January 01, 2021:

An original installation, renovated by Aubrey Thompson-Allen of New Haven, Conn. in 1969 and again by Charles Aiken of Torrington, Conn. in 1985. The organ was celebrated in concert to celebrate it's 125th anniversary on Oct. 30, 2011. A 1950 photo of the sanctuary shows the instrument with its oak woodwork and ornamented facade decoration intact, unfortunately later painted white with gold facade pipes.

We received the most recent update for this note from Scot Huntington on January 01, 2021.
Steere & Turner ledger: Open In New Tab Ledger book 2 in American Organ Archives Originally published 1886
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Scot Huntington on January 01, 2021.

Instrument Images:

The organ and sanctuary: Photograph from an archival source: Church archive, submitted by Scot Huntington. Taken approx. 1950

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