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Unknown Builder (1984)

Originally E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings (Opus 879, 1877)

Location:

Dry Ridge Presbyterian Church
15 Warsaw Ave.
Dry Ridge, KY 41035 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 7346

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from James R. Stettner on July 24, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 4 ranks. 2 divisions. 1 manuals. 9 stops.
Manual (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a floor-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on July 24, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a floor-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on July 24, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings
  • Manuals: 1
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 9
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • 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.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • 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 July 24, 2021.
Jim Stettner on July 24, 2021:

From the 'History' page of the church's website, "Lloyd Franks had determined, apparently from the archived records of the then defunct Hook & Hastings, the organ company in Boston mentioned by Clay in his memorandum entry, that Cassius Clay had, in fact, purchased an organ from that company on March 2, 1877, which organ was subsequently installed in the Remapo Presbyterian Church in Hilburn, New York in 1890. A friend, knowing of Franks’ interest in the Remapo organ, advised Franks in 1984 that the Remapo Church had moved to a new location and that the old organ was for sale. Franks purchased the organ and had it installed in the Dry Ridge Presbyterian Church where it remains to this day."

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on July 24, 2021.

Database Manager on August 25, 2010:

Updated through on-line information from Linda Fulton. -- The organ is in good condition and playable. It is pumped by hand, no electric blower. Probably not used regularly in services, however.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1984.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

[This opus number on the Hook list for Presbyterian Church, Ramapo, NY.] On Historic Organ Recitals list here in 1984.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior (Facebook post date): Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2020-06-19

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2019-08-16

Brief descriptive history: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2019-08-16

Organ in rear, left corner: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2019-10-12

Organ case in profile: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2020-07-03

Organ case: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2020-07-03

Organ case: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2020-12-22

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