Bronx Baptist Church - Bronx, NY
 
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Bronx Baptist Church

331 East 187th Street
The Bronx, N.Y. 10458
http://www.bronxbaptist.org



The Bronx Baptist Church began in the summer of 1964, at first meeting in an apartment, and then in a two-family house at 2024 Honeywell Avenue that was purchased by the Baptist Home Mission Board. On Thursday, November 6, 1964, the Bronx Baptist Chapel was dedicated to the glory of God in a memorable service of praise and thanksgiving. Over the next few years the congregation and Sunday school increased in numbers, and a search began for a larger church facility. In 1970, the congregation moved to their present location on East 187th Street, purchasing the former Bethlehem Covenant Church.
               

Estey Organ Company
Brattleboro, Vt. – Opus 3089 (1938)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 21 registers, 3 ranks


This three-rank unit organ was built by the Estey Organ Company for the Bethlehem Congregational Church. It had a detached console with celluloid keys, and an oak finish on birch. The organ was voiced on 4" wind pressure. The status of this organ in 2008 is unknown.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Bourdon [A]
97
4
  Salicet
C
8
  Diapason [B]
73
4
  Flute
A
8
  Salicional [C]
73
2
  Piccolo
A
8
  Gedeckt
A
 
Chimes
21 notes
4
  Octave
B
       
 
   
 
   
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed

16
  Bourdon
A
4
  Salicet
C
8
  Diapason
B
4
  Flute d'Amour
A
8
  Salicional
C
2 2/3
  Twelfth
A
8
  Gedeckt
A
2
  Piccolo
A
4
  Octave
B
  Tremulant
               
Pedal Organ – 32 notes, enclosed

16
  Bourdon
A
8
  Salicional
C
8
  Diapason
B
8
  Flute
A
               
Pedal Movements

    Balanced Swell Pedal      
    Balanced Crescendo Pedal      

               
Sources:
     Bronx Baptist Church website: http://www.bronxbaptist.org/
     Carnahan, John. Factory Shop Order for Estey Organ, Op. 3091 (1938).
     The Estey Pipe Organ website: www.esteyorgan.com
     Nelson, George. Organs in the United States and Canada Database. Seattle, Wash.

Photos:
     Bronx Baptist Church website: exterior.