Masonic Temple - Ridgewood (Queens), N.Y. (wirednewyork.com)
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Masonic Temple

1054 Bushwick Avenue
Ridgewood (Queens), N.Y. 11221




The Masonic Temple in Ridgewood, located on the corner of Bushwick and Gates Avenues, was dedicated on June 17, 1921. This building was for sale in 2010.
           
Estey Organ Company
Brattleboro, Vt. – Opus 1909 (1921)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 9 stops, 9 ranks


This organ was built in 1921 by the Estey Organ Company for the Ridgewood Lodge No. 710 F. & A.M. of Ridgewood, Brooklyn. The Ridgewood neighborhood is now a part of the borough of Queens.

The following specification is from the files of Louis F. Mohr & Co., an organ service concern in the area. Mohr noted (on Jan 14, 1936) that the console was downstairs while the organ was in the gallery, and there was an oak case with 43 front pipes in gold. The organ had a manual compass of 61 notes, and a 30-note A.G.O. pedalboard. Pipecounts were not given but are suggested, based on similar Estey organs of the era.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Open Diapason
61
8
  Flute d'Amour *
61
8
  Clarabella
61
4
  Flute d'Amour
61
 
     
 
 
* possibly an error; usually a Dulciana 8'
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Stopped Diapason
61
8
  Oboe [TC & reedless?]
49
8
  Salicional
61
    Tremulant  
4
  Flute Traverso
61
       
               
Pedal Organ – 30 notes
16
  Bourdon
30
       
               
Couplers
    Swell to Pedal       Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'  
    Great to Pedal       Swell to Swell 16', 4'  
               
Mechanicals
    Great Cancel   Wind Indicator
    Swell Cancel   Crescendo Indicator
               
Pedal Movements
    Balanced Swell Pedal       Great to Pedal Reversible
    Crescendo Pedal        
           
Sources:
     The Estey Pipe Organ web site: www.esteyorgan.com
     Mohr, Louis F. & Co. Specifications (Jan 14, 1936) of Estey Organ, Op. 1909 (1921). Courtesy Larry Trupiano.
     Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York (One Hundred and Forty-first Annual Communication, May 1922). New York: The Lent and Graff Company, 1922.

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