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Henri Lahaise (1956)

Originally Carlton C. Michell (1892)
Exhibited in the 2000 OHS convention(s)

Location:

Most Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church
43 Maple Street
Boston: Hyde Park, MA 02136 US
Organ ID: 9718

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • 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 Paul R. Marchesano on April 28, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 30 ranks. 1,732 pipes. 3 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 03, 2016:

Updated through online information from Scot Huntington.
In the spring of 2016 it was announced the organ is for sale.

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

Database Manager on January 19, 2012:

Updated through online information from David Jenkins. -- I am the Organist/Music Director of Most Precious Blood Church and have been since 1970. The organ was built by Carlton Michell in 1892. It was moved from Our Lady of Pompeii in the South End in 1956 by LaHaise and Sons. It remains in good condition at Most Precious Blood, which did not close in 2007.

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

Database Manager on February 16, 2011:

Updated through on-line information from John Panning.

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

Database Manager on April 15, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from D. Kirkpatrick. -- The Archdiocese of Boston has closed this parish as a cost-savings measure and due to decreased area enrollment. The status of what will be done with the organ or its constituent parts is unknown as of April 13, 2007. A work crew is stripping the building of what ever parts can be removed.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was Carlton C. Mitchell (1892).

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 2000

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

From Our Lady of Pompeii R. C., Washington Ave. (South End), Boston. Electrified and fitted with a new console and casework.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab stop list taken from console 2016
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Nave, Balcony, and Organ Case: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 1999-05-04

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 1999-05-04

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