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Unitarian-Universalist / South Church Unitarian / Second Congregational
11 Orange St.
Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554

OHS Database ID 281.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 14, 1977-07-23.

Status and Condition

The organ has been restored to a previous state.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition 2007-10-21.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 14 stops. 14 registers. 16 ranks. 895 pipes. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. Flat straight pedalboard.


  • Status Note: There 1995 (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)
  • Restored by Andover. Historic Organs Recital 8 July 1986 & 7 Jul 1990. (Originally Second Congregational. ) Rebuilt by Pierce in 1893. Restored by Andover in 1966-67. Swell Cornet added by Andover in 1986. (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)
  • Updated through on-line information from Marcia Hempel. -- William Goodrich, 1831. Reworked by E. and G. G. Hook, Boston, Massachusetts, 1845. Rebuilt by George Pierce, 1893. Restored by Andover Organ Company, Methuen, Massachusetts, Opus 93, 1966. Added to by Andover Organ Company, Methuen, Massachusetts, Opus 93, 1986. (Database Manager. 2007-05-13)
  • Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- This was the addition of a III Cornet [12-15-17] to the Swell in place of the original tc 16' Bourdon. The organ was previously mechanically restored by Andover in 1966-67. (Database Manager. 2007-10-21)

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Organ. Photograph by James R. Stettner 2006-11-04

Pipe organs in Massachusetts sponsored by Mssrs. Czelusniak et Dugal.

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  • Stoplist copied from the console June, 1988

  • Nantucket, Massachusetts
    Unitarian-Universalist / South Church Unitarian / Second Congregational. 
    Wm. M. Goodrich, 1831
    Andover Organ Co., 1986
       [8]   Op. Diapason               58
       [8]   Stpd Diapason              58
       [8]   Dulcianna  [sic]           58
       [4]   Octave                     58
       [4]   Flute                      58
       [3]   Twelfth                    58
       [2]   Fifteenth                  58
    SWELL (Expressive)
       [8]   Op. Diapason               58
       [8]   Stpd Diapason              58
       [8]   Gamba                      58
       [4]   Fugara                     58
       [III] Cornet                    174   Composition: 12-15-17.
       [8]   Oboe                       58
             Tremulo  [sic]
       [16]  Bourdon                    27
    COUPLERS (Drawknob)
       Sw. to Ped.
       Gr. to Ped.
       Sw. to Gr.
    FOOT LEVERS (Unlabeled; l - r)
       Gr. Piano  -  8' S.D., 8' Dulc.
       Gr. Forte  -  8, 8, 8, 4, 4, 3, 2. (full)
       Gr. to Ped. Reversible
       Sw. Piano  -  8' S.D.
       Sw. Forte  -  8' O.D., 8' S.D., 4' Fug., III, 8' Oboe.
       Swell Expression             (bal.)
    ACTION: Mech. key and stop
    VOICES: 14
    STOPS: 14
    RANKS: 16
    PIPES: 895
    [Received on line from James R. Stettner June 28, 2009.]
  • Stoplist copied from the console June, 1988 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.