First Methodist Episcopal Church

50th Avenue and 91st Place
Elmhurst (Queens), N.Y. 11373


The Methodist Episcopal Church of Elmhurst was organized in 1840 and was still active to celebrate its Centennial in 1940. This congregation may have merged or disbanded.
         
M.P. Möller, Inc.
Hagerstown, Md. – Opus 3335 (1922)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 25 stops, 14 ranks


The Memorandum of Agreement (Feb. 28, 1922) between M.P. Möller, Inc., and the 1st M.E. Church of Elmhurst, N.Y., shows that Möller agreed to build a new organ for the sum of $6,000. Möller provided a detached, two-manual stop-key console, and casing of Oak with Dull Gold decorations. The organ was voiced on 5" wind pressure, and was to be completed on or before August 15, 1922.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes
8
  Open Diapason
61
8
  Gamba
73
8
  Dulciana
73
4
  Flute Traverso
SW
8
  Melodia
73
4
  Octave
SW
8
  Doppel Flute
73
8
  Cornopean
SW
 
     
 
     
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Bourdon [unit]
85
8
  Viole d'Orchestre
73
8
  Gedeckt
8
  Vox Celeste [TC]
61
4
  Orchestral Flute
8
  Dulciana
GT
2 2/3
  Twelfth
8
  Doppel Flute
GT
2
  Piccolo
8
  Oboe
73
8
  Violin Diapason
73
8
  Cornopean
73
8
  Salicional
73
8
  Vox Humana
61
               
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
16
  Bourdon
44
8
  Flute [ext.]
16
  Lieblich Gedeckt
SW
     
               
Couplers
    Great to Pedal   Great to Great 4'
    Swell to Pedal   Swell to Swell 16', 4'
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'   Swell Unison Cancel
               
Mechanicals
    Tremulant          
    Crescendo Indicator          
               
Adjustable Combinations
   
Pistons No. 1-2-3-4 Affecting Great & Pedal Stops
Pistons No. 1-2-3-4-5-6 Affecting Swell & Pedal Stops
               
Pedal Movements
    Balanced Swell Pedal   Great to Pedal Reversible
    Crescendo Pedal    
           
Sources:
     "Church Has Centennial," The New York Times (Oct. 21, 1940).
     "'Hymn Sing' Popular at Elmhurst Church," The Daily Star - Long Island City, Queens (Jan. 9, 1932).
     Trupiano, Larry. Factory Specification (Feb. 28, 1922) of M.P. Möller organ, Op. 3335.