Frances Schervier Nursing Care Center - Bronx, N.Y.
 
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Frances Schervier Nursing Care Center

2975 Independence Avenue
Bronx, N.Y. 10463







The Frances Schervier Home and Hospital was founded in the late 1930s. Located on seven acres overlooking the Hudson River in Riverdale, the nursing home serves an aging population with almost half of the residents coping with Alzheimers. Today the facility is known as the Frances Schervier Nursing Care Center.
           
M.P. Möller, Inc.
Hagerstown, Md. – Opus 9889 (1964)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 26 stops, 6 ranks, 459 pipes


In 1964, the M.P. Möller Company installed a six-rank "Artiste" organ in the Frances Schervier Home & Hospital. All pipes were enclosed in a single cabinet, and the organ was controlled by a two-manual console with roll top. Wind pressure was 3-3/4" for the trebles and 4-1/2" for the offsets.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Diapason
80
4
  Dulciana
8
  Gedeckt
80
2
  Super Octave [repeat top 5]
8
  Dulciana
61
2
  Flute [repeat top 5 notes]
4
  Octave
   
Chimes
preparation
4
  Flute
    Tremulant  
               
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Salicional
80
16
  Trumpet
85
8
  Vox Celeste [TC]
49
8
  Trumpet
4
  Salicet
4
  Trumpet
2
  Salicetina [repeat top 5 notes]
    Tremulant  
               
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
16
  Bourdon [ext. Gedeckt]
12
4
  Salicet
SW
8
  Diapason
GT
4
  Bourdon
GT
8
  Salicional
SW
16
  Trumpet
SW
8
  Bourdon
GT
8
  Trumpet
SW
4
  Octave
GT
4
  Trumpet
SW
               
Coupler
    Swell to Great          
               
Adjustable Combinations
    Pistons No. 1-2-3-4 affecting Full Organ
               
Pedal Movements
    Balanced Expression Pedal – Great Organ [8 stages]  
    Balanced Expression Pedal – Swell Organ [8 stages]  
    Balanced Crescendo Pedal (with green jewel indicator light)  
               
Stop Analysis
     
Pipes
16
  Bourdon
92
8
  Diapason
80
8
  Salicional
80
8
  Dulciana
61
4
  Vox Celeste
49
16
  Trumpet
    85
   
Total
447
           
Sources:
     Trupiano, Larry. Factory Specifications of M.P. Möller Organ, Op. 9889 (1964).

Illustration:
     The Geddis Partnership web site: http://www.tgparch.com/. Exterior.