Congregational Church of North New York - Bronx, N.Y.
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Congregational Church of North New York
(United Church of Christ)

411 East 143rd Street, near Willis Avenue
Bronx, N.Y. 10454

Organ Specifications:
II/27 Chester A. Raymond, Inc.
II/24 Hillgreen, Lane & Co., Opus 93 (1904)



The present building of the church was designed in 1903 by Dodge & Morrison.
         
  Case of Chester A. Raymond, Inc. organ in Congregational Church of North New York - Bronx, N.Y. (photo: Dave Schmauch)
   
  Console of Chester A. Raymond, Inc. organ in Congregational Church of North New York - Bronx, N.Y. (photo: Dave Schmauch)
Chester A. Raymond, Inc.
Princeton, N.J.
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 23 stops, 27 ranks





At an unknown time, Chester A. Raymond of Princeton, N.J., rebuilt the Hillgreen, Lane & Co. organ with electro-pneumatic action. The rebuilt organ included several new stops, and a new console.


               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes
8
  Open Diapason
4
  Principal
8
  Gamba
2 2/3
  Twelfth
8
  Clarabella
2
  Fifteenth
8
  Gemshorn
 
  Mixture III ranks
8
  Dulciana

  Chimes

     

     
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Open Diapason
4
  Rohr Flute
8
  Stopped Diapason
2
  Piccolo
8
  Salicional
  Dolce Cornet III ranks
8
  Vox Celeste [TC]
8
  Trompette
8
  Aeoline
4
  Oboe Clarion
4
  Fugara
  Tremolo

     

     
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
16
  Open Diapason
44
8
  Bourdon [ext.]
16
  Bourdon
56
8
  Cello
32
16
  Lieblich Gedeckt [lo-press?]
4
  Flute [ext.]
8
  Principal [ext.]
   
               
Couplers
    Great to Pedal 8', 4'   Great to Great 16', 4', Unison Off
    Swell to Pedal 8', 4'   Swell to Swell 16', 4', Unison Off
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'    
               
Combination Action
   
Great Organ Pistons 1-2-3-4-5 (thumb)
Swell Organ Pistons 1-2-3-4-5 (thumb)
Pedal Organ Pistons 1-2-3-4-5 (thumb)
Full Organ Pistons 1-2-3-4-5-6 (toe)
  General Cancel (thumb)
               
Reversibles
    Great to Pedal (thumb & toe)   Sforzando (thumb & toe)
    Swell to Pedal (thumb & toe)    
               
Mechanicals
    Balanced Swell Pedal   Chimes Volume
    Crescendo Pedal    
         
Hillgreen, Lane & Co.
Alliance, Ohio – Opus 93 (1904)
Tubular-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 22 stops, 24 ranks

The original organ was built in 1904 by Hillgreen, Lane & Co., of Alliance, Ohio, at a cost of $4,200. Hillgreen, Lane used their tubular-pneumatic action, and wind was supplied by a Wagner electric blower.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes
8
  Open Diapason
61
4
  Principal
61
8
  Doppel Floete
61
4
  Flute Harmonic
61
8
  Gamba
61
2
  Fifteenth
61
8
  Dolcissimo (Soft Melodia)
61
8
  Trumpet
61

     

     
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Bourdon Bass
15
4
  Fugara
73
16
  Bourdon
58
4
  Rohr Flute
73
8
  Open Diapason
73
2
  Piccolo
61
8
  Salicional
73
  Dolce Cornet III ranks
183
8
  Aeoline
73
8
  Oboe & Bassoon
73
8
  Vox Celestes [TC]
61
  Tremulant
8
  Stopped Diapason
73
   

     

     
Pedal Organ – 30 notes
16
  Double Open Diapason
42
8
  Violoncello
42
16
  Bourdon
42
   
               
Couplers
    Great to Pedal   Great Unison Off
    Swell to Pedal   Swell to Swell 16', 4', Unison Off
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'   Pedal to Pedal Octaves
               
Combination Action
   
Great Organ Forte – Mezzo – Piano
Swell Organ Forte – Mezzo – Piano
  Great Coupler Cancel
  Swell Coupler Cancel
               
Mechanicals
    Bellows wind indicator   Balanced Swell Pedal
    Cresceno dial   Crescendo Pedal
    Motor starter    
               
Pedal Movements
    Great Organ Forte   Swell Organ Forte
    Great Organ Mezzo   Swell Organ Mezzo
    Great Organ Piano   Swell Organ Piano
        Great to Pedal Reversible
           
Sources:
     Organ Historical Society Archives. Specification of Hillgreen, Lane & Co. organ (1904). Courtesy Bynum Petty.
     Schmauch, Dave. Specification of Chester A. Raymond organ.

Illustrations:
     Google Street View. Exterior.
     Schmauch, Dave. Organ case and console of Chester A. Raymond organ.