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C. S. Haskell [Haskell Pipe Organ Manufacturing Co.] (1896ca.)

Location:

Third Presbyterian Church
420 9th Street
Chester, PA 19013 US
Organ ID: 69630

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ is no longer extant; destroyed.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Brad Engelland on November 16, 2021.
Paul R. Marchesano on November 15, 2021:

Built by Charles S. Haskell, and appeared in the January, 1909 Diapason list published by the firm. Opening services were held on May 17, 1896, so the organ is very likely to have been built c. 1896. The church burned in a five-alarm fire on May 28, 2020.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on November 15, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Pre-1923 postcard, exterior of 1896 building: Photograph from an archival source: Old Chester PA website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. pre-1923

The gorgeous interior of abandoned Third Presbyterian Church in Chester, PA: Photograph from an archival source: Abandoned America, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 2018

The remains after the devastating fire, May 2020: Photograph from an archival source: Abandoned America, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. May 2020

Exterior in 2018: Photograph from an archival source: Abandoned America, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 2018

Organ grill, pipes visible through grill openings: Photograph from an archival source: Abandoned America, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 2018

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