Epworth United Methodist Church - The Bronx, N.Y.
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Epworth United Methodist Church

834 Concourse Village E (originally Morris Avenue)
The Bronx, N.Y. 10451




Epworth Methodist Episcopal Church was established sometime in the 1910s, and the society "endured for many years the handicap of a dilapitated frame building, rented, as a place of worship." In 1922, the society purchased a plot measuring 100 by 101 feet on the east side of Morris Avenue at 160th Street, upon which a new church building was erected.
               
M.P. Möller, Inc.
Hagerstown, Md. – Opus 4403 (1925)
Tubular-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 10 stops, 6 ranks


The Factory Specification for this organ, dated June 16, 1925, shows that Möller provided a two-manual stop key console and gold bronze decorations (display pipes). The entire organ was enclosed and voiced on 5" wind pressure. Möller stated that the organ would be completed by October 20, 1925.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Open Diapason
61
8
  Echo Salicional
61
8
  Stopped Diapason
61
4
  Flute Traverso
61
               
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Gedeckt
GT
8
  Echo Salicional
GT
4
  Flute
GT
8
  Vox Celeste [TC]
49
               
Pedal Organ – 32 notes, enclosed
16
  Bourdon
44
       
8
  Bass Flute [ext. Bourdon]
       
               
Couplers
    Great to Pedal 8'   Swell 4', 16'
    Swell to Pedal 8'   Great 4', 16'
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'    
               
Mechanicals
    Tremulant          
    Crescendo Indicator          
               
Adjustable Combinations
    Pistons No. 1-2-3 affecting Great and Pedal stops
    Pistons No. 1-2-3 affecting Swell and Pedal stops
               
Pedal Movements
    Balanced Swell Pedal     Great to Pedal Reversible
    Grand Crescendo Pedal      
               
Sources:
     Nelson, George. Organs in the United States and Canada Database. Seattle, Wash.
     Official Journal: Minutes of the One Hundred and Twenty-Third Session of the New York Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church (Mar. 29 – Apr. 3, 1922).
     Trupiano, Larry. Factory Specifications of M.P. Möller Organ, Op. 4403 (1925).

Illustration:
     Google Street View. Exterior.