The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Westville United Church
34 Harrison Street (Westville)
New Haven (Westville), Connecticut 06515

OHS Database ID 5243.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 3, 1975-06-24.


Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in not in playable condition.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition December 29, 2010.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 26 stops. 22 ranks.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. There are hinged doors that enclose keyboards. There is an attached keydesk en fenêtre.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. Adjustable combination pistons.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1994 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Built for Chapel St. Congregational, New Haven. Moved by Hook & Hastings as second-hand #56 to Westville Cong. in 1871. Pedal compass enlarged in 1872 from 17 to 25 notes. 27-note pedalboard (still 25 pipes) added 1957 by Allen Hastings. Merged with Methodists to become Westville United. [Previously used a melodeon c. 1840, still there.] (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through on-line information from Joseph Dzeda. -- In 2002, virtually on the eve of the instrument's 150th rededication concert, a serious roof leak damaged the Swell Organ, rendering it unplayable. The Great Organ is playable. The present congregation does not use the organ following the damage. (Database Manager. February 19, 2006)
  • Updated through information from Scot Huntington: "The organ was severely damaged by water during a roof replacement project by an uninsured contractor during the summer of 2001, following the church's purchase by a Korean congregation. The organ has been unplayable and unused since. The congregation is not financially sound and the organ's future is uncertain." (James Cook. September 26, 2008)

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