Garret House (1882)

Location:

First Presbyterian Church
Three Rivers, MI US
Sanctuary; front
Organ ID: 67609

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on September 15, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Garret House
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 17, 2022.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Garret House
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 17, 2022.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Garret House
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 17, 2022.
Main:
  • Built by Garret House
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • 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.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on September 17, 2022.
Jim Stettner on September 15, 2022:

This entry represents the installation of a new organ. Identified from Church archives. In December of 1881 the Ladies Society of the church made the decision to purchase an organ. They chose an organ manufactured by G. House of Buffalo, New York to cost $3,000.00. It was installed in July 1882. It was the first pipe organ in the city. In 1946 a “rebuild” of the organ was conducted by the Michigan Pipe Organ Company. Submitted through online information from Larry Hermen.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on September 15, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Organ and facade: Photograph from an archival source: Vintage postcard, submitted by Rick Erickson. Taken approx. ca. 1900

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1890's

Church exterior; facade: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1890's

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