Pilgrim Congregational Church - Bronx, N.Y. (photo: Dave Schmauch)
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  Christ Congregational Church - Bronx, N.Y. (The Brickbuilder, June 1911)
  Christ Congregational Church (c.1910)
  Pilgrim United Church of Christ - Bronx, N.Y. (photo: Dave Schmauch)
  Interior (2010)
Pilgrim United Church of Christ

1800 Grand Concourse at 175th Street
Bronx, N.Y. 10457
http://www.uccwebsites.net/pilgrimuccbronxny.html







The Pilgrim United Church of Christ occupies buildings erected in 1910 by Christ Congregational Church of Mount Hope. As designed by Hoppin & Koen of New York City, the Georgian- or Colonial Revival-style complex was built on an irregular plot on the northeast corner of Grand Concourse and 175th Street. In the center is the sanctuary that has a domed roof of tin, painted green, and an entrance framed by a tall portico with four columns. Above the portico is a square tower that originally had a tiered steeple. All of the buildings are of red brick with white wood trim. The circular auditorium including the balcony can accomodate 370 people; plans to add side galleries were never realized. Abutting the sanctuary on the north is the four-bedroom parsonage. On the other side is the building containing an auditorium, gymasium, and meeting rooms. The completed buildings were opened on September 18, 1910, and formally dedicated the next month.

A site visit in 2012 found the church to be in deteriorating condition.
           
  M.P. Moller organ, Op. 1814 (1914) in Pilgrim United Church of Christ - Bronx, N.Y. (photo: Dave Schmauch)
M.P. Möller, Inc.
Hagerstown, Md. – Opus 1814 (1914)
Tubular-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 11 stops, 11 ranks


The organ in Pilgrim Church was built in 1914 by M.P. Möller of Hagerstown, Md. Möller used tubular-pneumatic action for this organ. The two-manual console is attached at the base of the organ case.

In 2012, the organ was found to be unplayable.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, enclosed with Swell
8
  Open Diapason *
61
8
  Dulciana
61
8
  Stopped Diapason
61
4
  Flauto Traverso
61
8
  Viole d'Gamba
61
   
* unenclosed
               
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Gedeckt
73
8
  Vox Celeste [TC]
61
8
  Viola
73
4
  Flute
73
8
  Dolce
73
    Tremulant  
               
Pedal Organ – 30 notes
16
  Bourdon
30
       
               
Couplers
    Great to Pedal       Great 4'  
    Swell to Pedal       Swell 4'  
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'          
               
Mechanicals
    Wind Indicator          
    Crescendo Indicator          
               
Pedal Movements
    Balanced Swell Pedal       Great to Pedal Reversible
    Grand Crescendo Pedal          
               
M.P. Moller organ, Op. 1814 (1914) in Pilgrim United Church of Christ - Bronx, N.Y. (photo: Dave Schmauch)   M.P. Moller organ, Op. 1814 (1914) in Pilgrim United Church of Christ - Bronx, N.Y. (photo: Dave Schmauch)   M.P. Moller organ, Op. 1814 (1914) in Pilgrim United Church of Christ - Bronx, N.Y. (photo: Dave Schmauch)
         
M.P. Moller organ, Op. 1814 (1914) in Pilgrim United Church of Christ - Bronx, N.Y. (photo: Dave Schmauch)   M.P. Moller organ, Op. 1814 (1914) in Pilgrim United Church of Christ - Bronx, N.Y. (photo: Dave Schmauch)   M.P. Moller organ, Op. 1814 (1914) in Pilgrim United Church of Christ - Bronx, N.Y. (photo: Dave Schmauch)
       
M.P. Moller organ, Op. 1814 (1914) in Pilgrim United Church of Christ - Bronx, N.Y. (photo: Dave Schmauch)   M.P. Moller organ, Op. 1814 (1914) in Pilgrim United Church of Christ - Bronx, N.Y. (photo: Dave Schmauch)  
           
Sources:
     "Christ Congregational Church, New York City," The Brickbuilder (June 1911).
     Nelson, George. Organs in the United States and Canada Database. Seattle, Wash.
     "New Church Opened in the Bronx," The New York Times (Sept. 19, 1910).
     Schmauch, Dave. Specifications of M.P. Möller organ, Op. 1814 (1914).

Illustrations:
     The Brickbuilder (June 1911). Exterior (c.1910).
     "Redemption of 1800 Grand Concourse." Youtube video (2010). Interior.
     Schmauch, Dave. Photos (2012) of exterior; M.P. Möller organ, Op. 1814 (1914).