Hollis Presbyterian Church - Hollis (Queens), NY
Hollis Presbyterian Church

100-50 196th Street at 104th Avenue
Hollis (Queens), N.Y. 11423
http://www.hollispresbyterianchurch.org


Organ Specifications:
• II/ Allen Organ Company electronic
• II/ Midmer-Losh Organ Company (1959) – reb. Estey
II/10 Estey Organ Company, Op. 2612 (1927)


The Hollis Presbyterian Church was founded in 1922 by Dr. Frederick Todd Steele after receiving permission from the Presbytery of Brooklyn-Nassau to establish a Sabbath school in the Hollis area. Five adults and two children attended the first service which was held on January 15, 1922 in a chapel of the Jamaica Reformed Church that was located near Jamaica Avenue and 189th Street. The present building dates from about 1927.
           
Allen Organ Company
Macungie, Penn. (c.1996)
Electronic tonal production
2 manuals


About 1996, the pipe organ was removed and an Allen electronic organ was installed. Specifications of this organ have not yet been located.
           
Midmer-Losh Organ Company
Merrick, N.Y. (1959)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals


In 1959, the Midmer-Losh Company rebuilt the existing Estey Organ, Op. 2612, providing a new Reisner console. This organ was sold for parts in 1996.
           
Estey Organ Company
Brattleboro, Vt. – Opus 2612 (1927)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 11 stops, 10 ranks


The Factory Shop Order for Estey Organ, Op. 2612 shows that this organ had a two-manual tablet console with celluloid keys. Estey provided 77 sq. feet of case and bronzed display pipes. In the "Details of voicing" area was the instruction to "Voice the Swell Organ loud, as the pipes are in a crowded position, and the tone is quite likely to be muffled. Voice the Great and Pedal regular." This organ was voiced on 6" wind pressure.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes
8
  Open Diapason
61
8
  Melodia
61
8
  Dulciana
61
4
  Flute d'Amour
61
               
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Salicional
73
4
  Flute Harmonic
73
8
  Aeoline
73
8
  Oboe [TC]
61
8
  Stopped Diapason
73
    Tremulant  
               
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
16
  Bourdon
44
8
  Flauto Dolce [ext.]
               
Couplers
    Great to Pedal 8'   Great to Great 4', Unison
    Swell to Pedal 8', 4'   Swell to Swell 16', 4', Unison
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'    
               
Combination Pistons
    Pistons No. 1-2 affecting Great & Pedal stops
    Pistons No. 1-2-3 affecting Swell & Pedal stops
               
Pedal Movements
    Balanced Swell Pedal   Great to Pedal Reversible
    Balanced Crescendo Pedal   Sforzando Reversible
           
Sources:
     Carnahan, John. Factory Shop Order for Estey Organ, Op. 2612 (1927).
     The Estey Pipe Organ web site: www.esteyorgan.com
     Hollis Presbyterian Church web site: http://www.hollispresbyterianchurch.org

Illustration:
     Hollis Presbyterian Church web site. Exterior.