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The D. W. Karn Co., Ltd. (1867-1868)


Metropolitan Wesleyan Methodist Church
56 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON CA
Organ ID: 69654

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  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Ian Mason on November 17, 2021.
Ian Mason on November 17, 2021:

This organ was originally installed in Metropolitan Methodist Church, Toronto. "In 1914, this same organ was . . . retained by the Karn Company who marvelled at its condition, being one of the first units produced by the company." (pg. 4) "This fine . . . used organ from Metropolitan Methodist Church in Toronto when the church [Wallaceburg Methodist Church] opened on Nelson Street in 1875, was beautifully adorned. Five centre pipes, flanked on either side by sets of three, was surrounded by beautifully grained woodwork. When the Methodist Church [on Nelson St.] closed, the Karn Company of Woodstock [Ontario] retained this outstanding heritage item, a testimony to its beauty and antiquity." (pg. 49)

Source: Evelyn Glendinning and Alan Mann. Trinity, History of the Methodist and United Church in Wallaceburg, 1842-1992. Wallaceburg, ON: the church; printed by Standard Press, Wallaceburg, 1992.

We received the most recent update for this note from Ian Mason on November 17, 2021.

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