Evangelical Church of God - Bronx, N.Y. (photo: Dave Schmauch)
 
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Evangelical Church of God

1205 Washington Avenue at 168th Street
The Bronx, N.Y. 10456
http://evangelicalchurchofgod.org/







The Evangelical Church of God, located in the Morrisania section of The Bronx, began in 1943 as a mission established by Rev. Irons, with his wife Lena, and two others. Services were held in a hall at 167 Boston Road. In 1948, the church bought a building at 1216 Washington Avenue. During that time the society was incorporated and added the prefix “Evangelical” to the original name, Church of God.

In 1967 the congregation purchased the present building, the former Morrisania Presbyterian Church that was built c.1869.

               
  Wm. H. Davis & Son organ (c.1885 or 1907) in the Evangelical Church of God - Bronx, N.Y. (photo: Dave Schmauch)
 
William H. Davis & Son
New York City (c.1885 or 1907)
Mechanical action (manuals)
Tubular-pneumatic action (pedal)
2 manuals, 15 stops, 14 ranks


This specification was recorded on March 18, 1931 by Louis F. Mohr & Co., an organ service firm in the area. Mohr noted the organ had tracker action but the Pedal was tubular, and that a Kinetic ½ H.P. blower was installed in 1916. The organ was semi-playable in 2012.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 58 notes
8
  Open Diapason
58
4
  Harmonic Flute
58
8
  Gamba
58
2 2/3
  Twelfth
58
8
  Melodia
58
2
  Fifteenth
58
               
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 58 notes, enclosed
8
  Violin Diapason
58
4
  Principal
58
8
  Dulciana *
58
2
  Piccolo
58
8
  Aeoline *
46
8
  Oboe [TC]
46
8
  Stopped Diapason
58
 
* common bass
               
Pedal Organ – 27 notes
16
  Bourdon
27
       
               
Couplers (by On & Off pistons)
    Swell to Pedal   Swell to Great  
    Great to Pedal      
               
Accessories
    Tremolo   Bellows Signal  
           
Pedal Movements
    2 Composition Pedals to Great      
    Balanced Swell Pedal      
           
Wm. H. Davis & Son organ (c.1885 or 1907) in the Evangelical Church of God - Bronx, N.Y. (photo: Dave Schmauch)   Wm. H. Davis & Son organ (c.1885 or 1907) in the Evangelical Church of God - Bronx, N.Y. (photo: Dave Schmauch)   Wm. H. Davis & Son organ (c.1885 or 1907) in the Evangelical Church of God - Bronx, N.Y. (photo: Dave Schmauch)
               
Sources:
     Evangelical Church of God web site: http://evangelicalchurchofgod.org/
     Mohr, Louis F. & Co.. Specifications recorded (March 18, 1931) of William H. Davis organ. Courtesy Larry Trupiano.
     "100 Years Marked by Presbyterians; Morrisania Congregation Hears Dr. Coffin Liken the Church to River of Psalmist," The New York Times (Nov. 14, 1949).
     Organ Historical Society Pipe Organ Database: http://database.organsociety.org/index.html

Illustrations:
     Schmauch, Dave. Exterior; William H. Davis & Son organ.