St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church - New York City (photo: Dave Schmauch)
 
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Church of St. Rose of Lima
(Roman Catholic)

510 West 165th Street
New York, N.Y. 10032
               
  W.W. Kimball Co. Organ, KPO 3052 (1907) in St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church - New York City (photo: W.W. Kimball catalog)
W.W. Kimball Co.
Chicago, Ill. (c.1902)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 15 stops, 15 ranks


The organ in St. Rose of Lima Church was built by the W.W. Kimball Co. of Chicago, and presumably dates from 1902, the same year the church was opened. Installed in the rear gallery, the organ originally had tubular-pneumatic action. At some point, possibly the 1960s, the Delaware Organ Company installed a two-manual stop-key console on the main floor near the sanctuary.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Open Diapason
73
4
  Octave
73
8
  Gamba
73
8
  Trumpet
73
8
  Dulciana
73
   
 
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Bourdon
73
8
  Aeoline
73
8
  Violin Diapason
73
4
  Flute Traverso
73
8
  Stopped Diapason
73
8
  Oboe
73
8
  Salicional
73
  Tremolo
8
  Vox Celeste
73
   

     

     
Pedal Organ– 32 notes
16
  Open Diapason
32
   
16
  Bourdon
32
   
               
Couplers
    Great to Pedal   Great to Great 16', 4', Unison
    Swell to Pedal   Swell to Swell 16', 4', Unison
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'    
               
Combinations
   
Swell Organ Pistons 1-2-3 (thumb)
Great Organ Pistons 1-2-3 (thumb)
Pedal Organ Pistons 1-2-3 (toe)
Full Organ Pistons 1-2-3 (thumb)
               
Pedal Movements
    Balanced Swell Pedal   Great to Pedal Reversible
    Balanced Great Pedal   Swell to Pedal Reversible
    Crescendo Pedal   Sforzando Reversible
               
Delaware Console of W.W. Kimball Organ (1906) in St. Rose of Lima Church - New York City (photo: Dave Schmauch)
Downstairs console – Delaware Organ Co.(1960s)
               
Sources:
     The Catholic Church in the United States of America: Undertaken to Celebrate the Golden Jubilee of His Holiness, Pope Pius X, Vol. III. New York: The Catholic Editing Company, 1914.
     Dunlap, David. From Abyssinian to Zion: A Guide to Manhattan's Houses of Worship. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004.
     Nelson, George. Organs in the United States and Canada Database. Seattle, Wash.
     Shelley, Thomas J. The Bicentennial History of the Archdiocese of New York 1808–2008. Strasbourg: Éditions du Signe, 2007.

Illustrations:
     Schmauch, Dave. Exterior; W.W. Kimball organ case; Delaware organ console.