The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Stoddard Congregational
Route 123
Stoddard, New Hampshire 03464

OHS Database ID 4830.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 304, 2003-08-10.


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 April 17, 2007.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 14 stops. 13 registers. 13 ranks. 537 pipes. Manual compass is 54 notes. Pedal compass is 12 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console. There is an attached keydesk en fenêtre.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. Trigger/hitch-down swell. No combination action. Flat straight pedalboard.

Notes

  • Provenance only identified with certainty in recent years. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • From Union Baptist, Cambridge, MA. Installed here in 1932 at a cost of $500. Builder not easily identified. OH 1974 said perhaps Johnson Op. 78, but according to Elsworth book, not so. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- Organ originally built for First Unitarian in Petersham, Massachusetts. Replaced there in 1901 by a new Hook & Hastings. Hook took the organ in trade and placed it at Union Baptist Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where it remained until 1932 when it was relocated to Stoddard by an undocumented individual or firm. The organ was restored in 2001-02 by Andrew T. Smith of Cornish, New Hampshire with Ed Boadway acting as restoration coordinator and facilitator. It was removed in November 2001, and returned in time for Christmas 2002. Metal pipework repairs, voicing, and tuning of the restored organ have been done by A. David Moore since 1973. -- Swell is tenor G-compass: 35 notes (Database Manager. April 17, 2007)

Online Documents

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Bibliography

  • Warren, Wayne. "Organ Update," The Tracker (Vol. 48, No. 1 [Winter, 2004]). [Includes stoplists (and photograph of one organ).]

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Photographs

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Organ. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1998-05-01
Organ. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2008-02-29

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Stoplist

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