Samuel Pierce

Originally Goodrich & Appleton (1838)

Location:

First Christian / North Street Christian Church
Middle & Purchase Streets
New Bedford, MA US
Sanctuary; front
Organ ID: 71815

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Disciples of Christ / Christian Church
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on September 22, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Goodrich & Appleton
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 23, 2022.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Goodrich & Appleton
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 23, 2022.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Goodrich & Appleton
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 23, 2022.
Main:
  • Built by Samuel Pierce
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on September 23, 2022.
Jim Stettner on September 22, 2022:

This entry represents the relocating and rebuilding of an existing organ within its original home. Identified through online information from Bruce Gardzina. The original Goodrich & Appleton was relocated from the rear gallery to the front of the church, and the casework appears to have been modified from the original. Unknown if any tonal changes or additions were included in the work.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on September 22, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior.: Photograph from an archival source: Digital Commonwealth, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. Undated newspaper photo; before 1923

Organ as rebuilt by Pierce and moved to the front from the gallery: Photograph from an archival source: Unknown, submitted by Bruce Gardzina. Taken approx. ca. 1920

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