Andover Organ Co. (Opus R-149, 1973)

Originally Hook & Hastings (Opus 1751, 1897)

Location:

Pilgrim Congregational Church, UCC
55 Coolidge Ave.
Lexington, MA 02173 US
Sanctuary; front
Organ ID: 9361

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: United Churches of Christ (UCC)
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on September 17, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 19 ranks. 1,036 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 16 stops. 16 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 17, 2022.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 17, 2022.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 17, 2022.
Main:
  • Built by Hook & Hastings
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 16
  • Registers: 16
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • 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.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on September 17, 2022.
Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was Hook & Hastings, Opus 1751, 1897.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on September 18, 2022.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1973

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

OCH. From St. Louis R. C., Webster, MA.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on September 18, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Keydesk and Pipe Facade (ca. 1987): Cover of a church booklet about the organ; image courtesy of James R. Stettner.

Church interior and organ: Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2014-02-06

Church exterior; facade: Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-01-06

Organ case in front: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2020-01-14

Organ case and keydesk: Photograph by Duncan Todd, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. 1973

Keydesk: Photograph by Duncan Todd, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. 1973

Keydesk: right stopjamb: Photograph by Duncan Todd, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. Sept. 2022

Keydesk: Left stopjamb: Photograph by Duncan Todd, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. September 2022

Great pipework (R-L): 8' Open Diapason and tubed wind to facade, 4' Octave, 8' Stop'd Diapason: Photograph by Duncan Todd, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. September 2022

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