United Church of Monmouth
778 Main Street
Monmouth, ME 04259 US
Organ ID: 6839
It seems likely that there was no pipe organ in the building prior to Installation of the present Instrument, which was built originally for the First Baptist Church of Augusta, Maine, and moved to Monmouth in 1918 or 1919. "In 1974, Mrs. Elsie Howard left a large sum of money to the United Church, as an organ fund in memory of Elsie and Howard Howland. It Is planned that the Interest on this money be used for the maintenance of the Ryder tracker organ."
Notes 1-12 of the Dulciana 8' are of stopped wood, as are the basses of the Keraulophon 8'. The basses of the Violin Diapason 8' are unenclosed and full-length. The Oboe [TC) 8' and Bassoon 8' pipes are of recent manufacture. The Uni. Flute 8' in the Pedal Is of open wood, and shares a 2-stop slider chest with the Sub Bass 16 '. The original double-rise reservoir was replaced some years ago with a smaller regulator. -- 1992 OHS Handbook
Updated through online information from Connor Annable.
Status Note: There 1992
Relocated from 1st Baptist, Augusta, ME c. 1918 (given as 1924 in 1963). Altered by Ray Douglas 1967. Historic Organ Recital 18 Aug 1986. Restored by Wallace 1993. Tonally unchanged. Supply house regulators (installed 1970's) replaced in 1994 with a reservoir from an SS. Hamill organ