Unknown Builder (1893)

Originally E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings (Opus 778, 1874)

Location:

St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church
163 Danforth Street
Portland, ME 04102 US
Lower Church
Organ ID: 71874

Update This Entry

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 September 30, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • 1 manuals. 8 registers.
Keydesk:
  • Built by E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings
  • Manuals: 1
  • Registers: 8
  • 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.
We received the most recent update for this console from Paul R. Marchesano on September 30, 2022.
Paul R. Marchesano on September 30, 2022:

The first organ for St. Dominic's Church of which we have any record was a one-manual E. & G. G. Hook & Hastings tracker, Op. 778, 1874, which was installed in the original church building. It appears to have been moved to St. Patrick's Chapel In the basement of the new church, but it was removed when the lower church was renovated some years ago. Donald C. Taylor found several damaged sets of pipes from Op. 778, in a closet al the church in the early 1960s. The rest of the organ apparently had been destroyed. Some Trumpet 8' pipes from Op. 778 are in use in the organ al the Baptist Temple at Ocean Park, Maine. Pipes from the Dulciana 8' of Op. 778 were used in the tonal alterations to the upper church organ; still others, an Open Diapason 8', Octave 4', Fifteenth 2', and Pedal Bourdon 16', were so badly damaged that they were taken In trade to be used for parts. -- 1992 OHS Handbook

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on September 30, 2022.

Instrument Images:

The database contains no images for this instrument. If you have some, please share them using the update entry button on this page.

This instrument has been viewed 97 times.