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William W. Laws (1920s?)

Originally S. S. Hamill (1870ca.)

Location:

Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church
144 East Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA 01852 US
Lower Church
Organ ID: 70992

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is no longer a complete instrument; dispersed/parted out.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on May 11, 2022.
Paul R. Marchesano on May 11, 2022:

"...the Roche Organ Co. learned of the availability of a large two-manual organ in the basement chapel of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Lowell, MA. It was believed to have been built c. 1870 by Samuel Hamill from older parts. At an unknown date it was rebuilt with a detached, reversed console by Cole & Woodberry, whose labels were pasted on the insides of the case panels. At some point it was electrified by W W Laws, of Beverly, MA, retaining its pipes and windchests."

"In March of 1976, the organ was purchased by the [Congregational] church [of Fairhaven] and removed to storage. In June of that year, a contract was signed with Roche to rebuild and retrackerize it."

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on May 11, 2022.
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We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on May 11, 2022.

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