Presbyterian Building - New York City
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Presbyterian Building

156 Fifth Avenue at 20th Street
New York, N.Y. 10128


The Presbyterian Building, on the southeast corner of Fifth Avenue and 20th Street in the Flatiron District, was erected to house that denomination's domestic and foreign missions departments. It was designed by James B. Baker in the Romanesque Revival style and built from 1894-95.



               
J.H. & C.S. Odell
New York City – Opus 330 (1895)
Electro-pneumatic action
3 manuals, 34 stops, 34 ranks


An organ was built in 1895 by J.H. & C.S. Odell of New York City for the 500-seat chapel of the Presbyterian Building. In 1907, this organ was sold to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lexington Avenue and 88th Street, and moved there by the Hutchings-Votey Organ Company of Boston.
               
Great Organ (Manual II) – 58 notes
16
  Double Open Diapason
58
4
  Flute Harmonique
58
8
  Open Diapason
58
2 2/3
  Octave Quint
58
8
  Viola da Gamba
58
2
  Super Octave
58
8
  Doppel Flöte
58
    Mixture IV ranks
222
4
  Octave
58
8
  Trumpet
58

     

     
Swell Organ (Manual III) – 58 notes, enclosed
16
  Bourdon
58
2
  Flautina
58
8
  Open Diapason
58
    Cornet III ranks
183
8
  Salicional
58
8
  Cornopean
58
8
  Vox Celestis [TC]
42
8
  Oboe
58
8
  Clarinet Flute
58
8
  Vox Humana
58
4
  Violina
58
    Tremulant  
4
  Hohl Flöte
58
 
     

     

     
Choir Organ (Manual I) – 58 notes, enclosed
8
  Geigen Principal
58
4
  Rohr Flöte
58
8
  Keraulophon
58
4
  Fugara
58
8
  Dolce d'Amour
58
2
  Piccolo
58
8
  Concert Flute
58
8
  Clarinet
58

     

     
Pedal Organ – 30 notes
16
  Open Diapason
30
16
  Violone
30
16
  Bourdon
30
8
  Violoncello
30
               
Couplers
    Swell to Great   Great to Pedal
    Choir to Great   Swell to Pedal
    Swell to Choir   Choir to Pedal
               
Combinations
    16 thumb pistons          
               
Sources:
     Ogasapian, John. Organ Building in New York City: 1700-1900. Braintree: The Organ Literature Foundation, 1977. Specifications of J.H. & C.S. Odell organ, Op. 330 (1895).

Illustration:
     Postcard (c.1895) of Presbyterian Building.