C. S. Haskell [Haskell Pipe Organ Manufacturing Co.] (1892)


Duke Street Methodist Episcopal (now First Methodist) Church
Duke and Walnut Streets
Lancaster, PA 17602 US
Organ ID: 68473

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ is known from a single historic document only; presumed no longer extant, and may never have existed.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on June 03, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • 20 ranks. 1,098 pipes.
Jeff Fowler on April 10, 2023:

from HISTORY OF THE FIRST METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, CITY OF LANCASTER, PA., 1807 to 1893. JOHN S. J. McCONNELL, D. D., LANCASTER, PA; 1893; pages 92-93. "During the summer of 1892, after the dedication of the new church, the organ was completed and placed in the organ loft in the rear of the pulpit. It was built by C S. Haskell, Esq., of Philadelphia, and is pronounced by competent judges one of the very finest, if not absolutely the finest pipe organ in Lancaster County. On Tuesday evening, September 20th, 1892, the inaugural recital attracted an audience of four hundred people," who had the pleasure of listening to one of the finest musical treats ever given in this city." * The performers were Professors David D. Wood and Irvin J. Morgan, each of whom played a number of classic selections well adapted to display the varied powers of the magnificent instrument. Both professors were enthusiastic in their praise of the new organ, pronouncing it one of the finest on which they have performed."

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Fowler on April 10, 2023.

Paul R. Marchesano on June 03, 2021:

Installed August 1892, it was the largest organ in Lancaster, Pennsylvania at the time and the first C.S. Haskell organ in the city. The cost was reported at $4200, although church records report the cost at $3500 plus $63.65 for the "organ room". Replaced 1869 Samuel Bohler organ, which was relocated to Ridge Avenue M.E. Church in Harrisburg.

The congregation is now known as First Methodist Church.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on January 29, 2022.
From (Lancaster, PA) The Daily New Era, 10 Aug 1892.: Open In New Tab Originally published 10 Aug 1892
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on June 03, 2021.

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