St. Luke United Methodist Church

641 East 233rd Street near White Plains Avenue
The Bronx, N.Y. 10466

Organ Specifications:
Katonah Avenue at 241st Street (1913-?)
II/8 Estey Organ Company, Op. 1286 (1914)
237th Street between Katonah & Kepler Avenues (1876-1913)
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St. Luke United Methodist Church was established in 1875 as the Methodist Episcopal Church of Woodlawn Heights. The first church building, located on 237th Street between Katonah and Kepler Avenues, was dedicated on Easter Sunday of 1876. The congregation remained at this location until 1913, when they moved to Katonah Avenue at 241st Street. In 1934, the corporate name was changed to St. Luke Methodist Episcopal Church; it became St. Luke United Methodist Church in 1972.
               

Estey Organ Company
Brattleboro, Vt. – Opus 1286 (1914)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 8 stops, 8 ranks


This two-manual organ installed in the Woodlawn Heights Methodist Episcopal Church was built by the Estey Organ Company in 1914. It had a detached console with celluloid keys, oak woodwork, and 17 bronzed front pipes. The organ was voiced on 4 " wind pressure.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, enclosed with Swell?
8
  Open Diapason
61
8
  Clarabella
61
8
  Dolce
61
   
 
   
 
   
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed

8
  Salicional
61
8
  Oboe (TC)
49
8
  Gedeckt
61
  Tremolo
4
  Flute d'Amour
61
   
               
Pedal Organ – 30 notes

16
  Bourdon
30
       
               
Couplers

    Great to Pedal 8'       Great Unison Separation
    Swell to Pedal 8'       Swell 16', 4', Unison Separation
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'          
               
Pedal Movements

    Balanced Swell Pedal     Great to Pedal Reversible

               
Sources:
     Carnahan, John. Factory Shop Order for Estey Organ, Op. 1286 (1914).
      The Estey Pipe Organ website: www.esteyorgan.com
     Nelson, George. Organs in the United States and Canada Database. Seattle, Wash.
     Twomey, Bill, and Thomas X. Casey. Images of America: Northwest Bronx. Charleston, S. Car.: Arcadia Publishing. 2011.