Pipe Organ Database

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Edward Lye & Sons (1911)

Location:

Presbyterian Church (later Trinity United Church)
100 Main Street West
Grimsby, ON L3M 3N7 CA
Organ ID: 70397

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Andrew Henderson on February 27, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • 12 ranks. 701 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 13 stops.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 13
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection from key to chest.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
We received the most recent update for this console from Andrew Henderson on February 27, 2022.
Andrew Henderson on February 27, 2022:

According to the contract, the cost of the organ was $2,000.

We received the most recent update for this note from Andrew Henderson on February 27, 2022.

Andrew Henderson on February 27, 2022:

Originally known as St. John's Presbyterian Church, at Church Union the Presbyterian Church merged with the Methodist Church congregation in Grimsby, retaining the 1889 Presbyterian Church building. The contract mentions that the case was made of quarter cut oak, "finely finished, speaking front pipes, plain gold." The organ was electrified by the Lye Organ Company circa 1946. The fate of this organ is unknown, as an electronic organ was installed when a new sanctuary was built in 1958 adjacent to the original building, which was converted into a church hall.

We received the most recent update for this note from Andrew Henderson on February 27, 2022.
Taken from the contract: Open In New Tab Originally published June 13, 1911
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Andrew Henderson on February 27, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: St. Catharines Public Library, Historical Images Collection, submitted by Andrew Henderson. Taken approx. circa 1908

Pulpit, choir loft and lower portion of the organ facade: Photograph from an archival source: Trinity United Church archives (via church website), submitted by Andrew Henderson.

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