Leonia United Methodist Church
396 Broad Ave.
Leonia, NJ 07605 US
Organ ID: 9815
From the December 1971 issue of THE DIAPASON: The United Methodist Church of Leonia, new Jersey, has contracted with Allan J. Ontko. organbuilder of Englewood, NJ., for the complete rebuilding and enlargement of the present 3-manual organ. The original instrument was built in 1919 and a new console was installed in 1961 when the church was rebuilt. Some of the old universal windchests will be utilized in the rebuilding of the swell and pedal divisions. and also in the choir division with vacuum exhaust in order to allow the use of low wind pressure. The great division will be cantilevered from the front wall of the chancel on both sides of the organ grille. Completion of the instrument is scheduled for mid·October of this year.
The original builder was Austin Organ Co. (1917, Opus863).
Status Note: There 2000.
Rebuild, retaining original Austin chests and console. Great and pedal on new all-electric chests