Pleasant Street Congregational Church / Boston Church of Christ
75 Pleasant St.
Arlington, MA 02476 US
Sancuary; front gallery
Organ ID: 9386
Updated through online information from Scot Huntington. -- After a 1955 electrfication and tonal enlargement of the original instrument by the Williams Organ Co. of Swampscott, Mass., the instrument had become mechanically unreliable by 1983. In 1985, the organ was rebuilt as an essentially new tracker-action instrument by Angerstein & Associates of Stoughton, Mass., reusing the original chamber, mahogany Hutchings casework, and gilded facade pipes. Almost all Hutchings pipework remaining after the Williams electrification was reused, but tonally modified by rescaling, repitching, and/or revoicing, with the addition of several new stops, including an enlargement of the pedal from 2 ranks to 5. The organ was dedicated on January 19, 1986, and formally "opened" in a recital by Rosalind Mohnsen on April 13, 1986. In 2011, the congregation merged with another congregational church in Arlington, and both the building and organ are for sale in 2012.
Updated through online information from Leonardo Ciampa. -- I played it on July 1, 2007. Condition is near perfect.
The original builder was George S. Hutchings (1899, Opus495).
Status Note: There 1986
Extensive tonal changes. Ded. 13 Apr 1986 by Rosalind Mohnsen.