St. Paul of Tremont Lutheran Church - Bronx, N.Y. (photo: Dave Schmauch)
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St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
(Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod)

1984 Crotona Avenue at East 178th Street
Bronx, N.Y. 10457


Organ Specifications:
1984 Crotona Avenue at East 178th Street (since 1925)
II/8 Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company, Op. 519-A (1947)
II/7 Skinner Organ Company, Op. 519 (1925)
East 178th Street and LaFontaine Avenue (1908-1925)
• unknown
East 181st Street and Third Avenue (1902-1908)
• unknown



St. Paul of Tremont Lutheran Church was established in 1898.
               

  Console of Aeolian-Skinner Organ, Op. 519-A (1947) at St. Paul of Tremont Lutheran Church - Bronx, N.Y. (photo: Dave Schmauch)
   
  Facade of Aeolian-Skinner Organ, Op. 519-A (1947) at St. Paul of Tremont Lutheran Church - Bronx, N.Y. (photo: Dave Schmauch)
Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company, Inc.
Boston, Mass. – Opus 519-A (1947)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 12 registers, 8 stops, 8 ranks








In 1947, the Aeolian-Skinner Company added an 8' Trumpet on the Great division of the existing Skinner organ, as Opus 519-A. The organ was later restored by Allen Dreyfuss.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes
8
  Diapason
61
4
  Flute
SW
8
  Gedeckt
SW
8
  Trumpet
61
8
  Aeoline
SW
   
 
     
 
     
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed

8
  Gedeckt
61
8
  Aeoline
61
8
  Salicional
61
4
  Flute
61
8
  Voix Celeste
61
     
     
     
Pedal Organ – 32 notes

16
  Bourdon
32
       
8
  Gedeckt (fr. Bourdon)
12
       
               
Couplers

    Great to Pedal 8', 4'     Great to Great 4'
    Swell to Pedal 8', 4'     Swell to Swell 16', 4'
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'      
               
Adjustable Combinations

    Pistons No. 1-2-3 affecting Great Stops
    Pistons No. 1-2-3 affecting Swell Stops
               
Pedal Movements

    Balanced Swell Pedal     Great to Pedal Reversible
    Balanced Crescendo Pedal     Sforzando Reversible

               

Skinner Organ Company
Boston, Mass. – Opus 519 (1925)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 11 registers, 7 stops, 7 ranks


This organ was built in the "Westfield Branch" in Westfield, Mass. The following specification was recorded by F.R. Webber (1887-1963), whose "Organ Scrapbooks" are in the possession of The Organ Historical Society Archives in Princeton, N.J.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes
8
  Diapason
61
8
  Aeoline
SW
8
  Gedeckt
SW
4
  Flute
SW
 
     
 
     
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed

8
  Gedeckt
61
8
  Aeoline
61
8
  Salicional
61
4
  Flute
61
8
  Voix Celeste
61
   
     
     
Pedal Organ – 32 notes

16
  Bourdon
32
       
8
  Gedeckt (fr. Bourdon)
12
       

               

Sources:
     Aeolian-Skinner Archives web site: http://aeolianskinner.organsociety.org/Specs/Op00519.html
     Haberstroh, Richard. The German Churches of Metropolitan New York: A Research Guide. New York: The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, 2000.
     Kinzey, Allen, and Sand Lawn, comps. E.M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List. New Rev. Ed. Richmond: The Organ Historical Society, 1997.
      Webber, F.R. "Organ Scrapbook" in Organ Historical Society Archives, Princeton, N.J., with specification of Skinner organ, Op. 519; courtesy Jonathan Bowen.

Illustrations:
      Schmauch, Dave: Aeolian-Skinner Organ, Op. 519-A (1947); church exterior.