Cole Church Organ Co. (1906)

Location:

St. Anne's Catholic Church
365 Haverhill St.
Lawrence, MA 01840 US
Sanctuary; rear gallery
Organ ID: 67247

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on June 21, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Pneumatic
  • 33 ranks. 1,908 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 29 stops. 31 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Pneumatic chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Cole Church Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on January 02, 2021.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Pneumatic chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Cole Church Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on January 02, 2021.

Choir (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Pneumatic chests
  • Position: In a floor-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Cole Church Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on January 02, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Pneumatic chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Cole Church Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on January 02, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Cole Church Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 29
  • Registers: 31
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on January 02, 2021.
Jim Stettner on January 02, 2021:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by James R. Stettner, based on personal knowledge of the organ.

The organ is in the rear gallery. It was given a used Aeolian-Skinner console with preparations for a sanctuary organ, and 2 ranks added in 1943 by Jason McKown.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on January 02, 2021.
Taken from private files of Robert J. Reich; extant organ examined by James R. Stettner: Open In New Tab Originally published August 1, 1988
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on January 02, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Vintage postcard, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1915

Line drawing of proposed building (the twin steeples were never built): Photograph from an archival source: St. Theresa's Parish (Methuen, MA) Documentary "Le petit fleur" still image , submitted by Andrew Scanlon. Taken approx. 1905

Organ in second gallery: Photograph from an archival source: Archdiocese of Boston archives, submitted by Andrew Scanlon. Taken approx. Between 1903 and 1920

Interior: Photograph from an archival source: Archdiocese of Boston archives, submitted by Andrew Scanlon. Taken approx. Between 1903 and 1930

Chancel detail: Photograph from an archival source: Archdiocese of Boston archives, submitted by Andrew Scanlon. Taken approx. Between 1903 and 1930

High altar detail: Photograph from an archival source: Archdiocese of Boston archives, submitted by Andrew Scanlon. Taken approx. ca. 1915

Interior of church under construction before Organ and pews were installed.: Photograph from an archival source: Archdiocese of Boston archives, submitted by Andrew Scanlon. Taken approx. 1903

Interior showing Cole Organ and console in rear Gallery: Photograph from an archival source: Archdiocese of Boston archives, submitted by Andrew Scanlon. Taken approx. Early 20th C

Close up of Cole organ showing the original console: Photograph from an archival source: Archdiocese of Boston Archives, submitted by Andrew Scanlon. Taken approx. Btw 1903 & 1943

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