Hook & Hastings Co. (Opus 1847, 1899)

Location:

St. Kiernan's Catholic Church
155 Emery Street
Berlin, NH 03570 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 69258

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic 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 29, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Hook & Hastings Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 29, 2021.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Hook & Hastings Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 29, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Hook & Hastings Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 29, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Hook & Hastings Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • 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: No combination action.
  • 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 29, 2021.
Jim Stettner on September 29, 2021:

Identified from the Hook & Hastings opus lists. The church is identified by Hook & Hastings in their published list of organs as "St. Kiernan," but is actually "St. Kieran."

The organ was later altered in 1980-83, and 1984.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on September 29, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Church and rectory: Photograph from an archival source: Vintage postcard, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1900

Organ in rear gallery: Photograph from an archival source: St. Kieran's Community Center for the Arts Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2011-07-08

Builder's nameplate: Photograph by Patti Whalley, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2017-09-26

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