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C. S. Haskell [Haskell Pipe Organ Manufacturing Co.]

Location:

St. Joseph's (Polish) Roman Catholic Church
1010 Liberty St. & 10th St.
Camden, NJ 8104 US
Organ ID: 7660

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Zenas M. Savage on December 03, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Zenas Michael Savage on September 03, 2020:

Parshioner Camille Tesman-Huddell writes the following report:

Our gorgeous organ is played every Sunday during our 10:00 am Mass, at St. Joseph’s Church, in South Camden, NJ. The organ is also used during weddings, funerals, special events, and concerts throughout the year. Many are in awe of the magnificent sound and beauty when they hear our organ being played. First-time visitors are simply astonished and impressed!

Saint Joseph's Polish Apostolate of the Diocese of Camden and Saint Joseph's History Society of South Camden invite you and the members of the Organ Society for a tour and to hear our majestic organ. The information is attached. You may also contact the History Society President, Mr. Henry Szychulski at hszy225@gmail.com.

Attachement : Come see the relics of St. John Paul II and more than 90 other Saints. History tours are provided at 2pm on the second Saturdays November-May. See website for more details.

The organ is in medium condition, and still can be used for the liturgy. However, the organ needs serious work. The leather needs to be replaced. The pipes from the extension of Swell are removed from windchest, due to a valve problem and has bad leather. The organ needs regular tuning and maintenance. It is a beautiful 12 ranks instrument that if, in tune, will play beautifully.

We hope that this information is helpful with the organ research that you are doing. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us. We thank you for your inquiry about our beloved church organ at Historic St. Joseph's Polish Church of South Camden, New Jersey.

We received the most recent update for this note from Zenas Michael Savage on September 03, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1996.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Approximately 30 rk. Polish congregation.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Correspondence with the church's organist Dariusz (Darek) Blaszczyk via facebook and email with Camille Tesman-Huddell: Open In New Tab Current stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on November 19, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Facade and console: Photograph by Institution representative Camille Tesman-Huddell, submitted by Zenas Michael Savage. Taken approx. ca 2019

Church interior: Photograph from an archival source: Institution representative Camille Tesman-Huddell, submitted by Zenas Michael Savage. Taken approx. 2020

Church exterior / Interior altar with bells: Photograph from an archival source: Vintage postcard, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1910

Coffered ceiling and rear gallery with organ facade: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2014-11-25

Rear gallery with organ facade: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2012-12-24

Organ facade at Christmas: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2013-12-20

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