Masonic Temple - Flushing (Queens), N.Y.
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Masonic Temple

137-70 Northern Boulevard at Union Avenue
Flushing (Queens), N.Y. 11354



The Flushing Masonic Temple, built c.1905 by the Cornucopia Lodge No. 563 F. & A.M., was located on Northern Boulevard, east of the armory. At some point the building was sold to the Siloam Reformed Church.
               
M. P. Möller, Inc.
Hagerstown, Md. – Opus 1737 (1914)
Tubular-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 14 stops, 8 ranks


The Agreement (Feb. 25, 1914) between M.P. Möller and the Masonic Lodge of Flushing, L.I., states that Möller agreed to "build an organ complete and ready for use on or before the 1st day of August 1914, or as soon after as possible." A note indicates the organ was shipped on July 25, 1914. For this organ, Möller used tubular-pneumatic action to operate the stops that were duplexed on both of the two manuals. Quartered oak was used for the casing, and the console was probably attached. The total cost of the organ was $2,000, payable in cash upon completion.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Open Diapason
61
8
  Viol d'Orchestre
61
8
  Doppel Floete (wood)
61
4
  Flute Harmonique
61
8
  Dulciana
61
8
  Oboe Gamba [labial]
61
               
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Doppel Floete
8
  Vox Celeste [TC]
49
8
  Dulciana
4
  Flute Harmonique
8
  Viol d'Orchestre
8
  Oboe Gamba
               
Pedal Organ – 30 notes
16
  Bourdon [unit]
42
       
8
  Flute [ext]
       
               
Couplers
    Great to Pedal   Great 4'
    Swell to Pedal   Swell 4'
    Swell to Great 16', 4'    
               
Mechanicals
    Tremulant   Crescendo Indicator
    Wind Indicator    
               
Adjustable Combination Pistons
    Pistons No. 1-2 affecting Swell & Pedal stops
    Pistons No. 1-2 affecting Great & Pedal stops
               
Pedal Movements
    Balanced Swell Pedal   Great to Pedal Reversible
    Grand Crescendo Pedal    
               
Sources:
     Driscoll, James. Flushing 1880-1935. Arcadia Publishing, 2005.
     M.P. Möller, Inc. Agreement and Specifications (Feb. 25, 1914) for M. P. Möller organ, Op. 1737. Courtesy Larry Trupiano.

Illustration:
     Trupiano, Larry. Undated postcard of Masonic Temple, Flushing.