Henri Lahaise (1980)

Originally Hutchings, Plaisted & Co. (Opus 60, 1875)
Exhibited in the 1987 OHS convention(s)

Location:

Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church
42 Green Street
Newburyport, MA 01950 US
Organ ID: 6893

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is extant in this location, possibly in original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on October 12, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 20 ranks. 1,104 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 18 stops. 20 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 18
  • Registers: 20
  • 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: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Hitchdown Couplers
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on June 24, 2016:

Updated through online information from Charles Eberline.
The Organ Handbook 1987 (Richmond, VA: Organ Historical Society, 1987), 31–33 (page 31: program of a recital on the organ by Marian Ruhl Metson at the 1987 Organ Historical Society Convention; page 32: photograph of the organ; page 33: stoplist and brief history of the parish and the organ).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on September 15, 2008:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- 5-sectional facade with 25 pipes arranged: 5-3-9-3-5. The Swell to Great 4' is hitch-down.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was Hutchings, Plaisted & Co. (1875, Opus60).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1996

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Relocated through OCH from Highland Congregational, Parker St., Roxbury, MA in 1980. Renovated with tonal alterations by Henri Lahaise & Sons in 1980 to 2m, 20 rk, 18 st. 3rk mixture added to Gt., Sw. 4' string converted to 2'. Had two composition pedals, now disconnected. Good condition in 1996. Stoplist in OH 1987 is the present (1987) stoplist.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from the console April 4, 2014
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Rear gallery and organ: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2009-06-29

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