Williams Organ Service (1956)

Originally Wm. Johnson & Son (1891)


Broadway Congregational Church
45 Broadway
Taunton, MA 02780 US
Rear gallery
Organ ID: 70999

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on May 13, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • 49 ranks.
Paul R. Marchesano on May 13, 2022:

In 1956, under the supervision of the church's organist, Robert J. Phillips, the [Johnson] organ was electrified by the Williams Organ Co. of Swampscott, MA. The central part of the gallery was extended to accommodate a detached electric console. During the electrification, three of the Johnson stops (Great 4' Flauto Traverso and 2⅔' Twelfth; Swell 8' Quintadena) were replaced. The organ was augmented with the pipes and windchests from a 22-rank, 1910 Aeolian residence organ, Op. 1131, originally built for Edwin G. Crossett in Wianno (Cape Cod), MA. The enlarged organ, now virtually doubled in size, became, once again, the largest church organ in Taunton. To accommodate these additions, the wooden wall behind the organ was removed and the chamber was extended back into the tower. Unfortunately, this deepening of the chamber trapped much of the organ's sound, decreasing its projection into the church.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on May 13, 2022.

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