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<h2 class="venue">Christ Church, Williamsburg</h2>
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Christ Church, Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY <td width="200"><img src="/Organs/Bkln/img/ChristEpisWmsbg1900Ext.jpg" alt="Christ Church, Bay Ridge (Episcopal) - Brooklyn, NY" width="200" border="0" > <strong>(Episcopal)</strong><br> 481 Bedford Avenue, near division Avenue<br> Brooklyn, N.Y. 11211<br> According to the Diocese of Long Island&#39;s convention journals, Christ Church, Bedford Avenue, is listed as &#39;not in union with the diocese since 1935&#39; from that point until 1947, when it is no longer listed at all. At some point the building was razed.
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<span class="address">481 Bedford Avenue, near division Avenue </span> (1851-c.1947)<br> <span class="address">South 7th and 5th Streets</span> (1847-1849)<br>
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<td class="sources"><h2 class="sources">Sources</h2> &quot;City News and Gossip,&quot; <em>The Brooklyn Daily Eagle</em> (Feb. 7, 1863).<br> Egleston, Charles (Archivist, Diocese of Long Island). Electronic correspondence (Apr. 5, 2014) regarding closing date of Christ Church.<br> &quot;It Is Fifty Years Old,&quot; <em>The New York Times</em> (Jan. 21, 1896).<br> &quot;Organ Blowing Apparatus,&quot; <em>Scientic American</em> (Nov. 4, 1871). Courtesy Bynum Petty. <br> &quot;Organ Exhibition at Christ Church, in Williamsburgh,&quot; Brooklyn News, <em>The New York Times</em> (Jan. 11, 1863). Courtesy Bynum Petty and Larry Trupiano.<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Pelletreau, William S. <em>A History of Long Island From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time (Vol. II). </em> New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905.<br> Illustrations Brooklyn Eagle (c.1900). Exterior. Brooklyn Collection, Brooklyn Public Library.<br> Holzer, J. A. Watercolor (c.1899) of Tiffany design for chancel. Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.<br> Organ Case and Organ Blowing Apparatus. <em>Scientic American</em> (Nov. 4, 1871).
venue_html_ip => Christ Church, Williamsburgh NE (Williamsburg) 481 Bedford Avenue, near Division Avenue (1851-c.1947) Second building (1863-c.1947) • III/ George Jardine & Sons (1863) – enlarged and moved to chancel (1893) • III/41 George Jardine & Sons (1863) First building (1849-1863) – known as Christ Church, North Brooklyn • unknown builder South 7th and 5th Streets (1847-1849) • I/ seraphine (reed organ)
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<h2 class="organs_summary">Organ Specifications:</h2> <span class="address">481 Bedford Avenue, near division Avenue </span> (1851-c.1947)<br> <em>Second building</em> (1863-c.1947)<br> III/ George Jardine &amp; Sons (1863) &ndash; moved to chancel (1893) III/41 George Jardine &amp; Sons (1863) <em>First building</em> (1849-1863) &ndash; known as Christ Church, North Brooklyn<br> unknown builder <span class="address">South 7th and 5th Streets</span> (1847-1849)<br> I/ seraphine (reed organ)
organs_html_ip => 481 Bedford Avenue, near Division Avenue (1851-c.1947) Second building (1863-c.1947) • III/ George Jardine & Sons (1863) – enlarged and moved to chancel (1893) • III/41 George Jardine & Sons (1863) First building (1849-1863) – known as Christ Church, North Brooklyn • unknown builder South 7th and 5th Streets (1847-1849) • I/ seraphine (reed organ)
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III/ George Jardine & Sons (1863) – moved to chancel (1893)
III/41 George Jardine & Sons (1863)
unknown builder
I/ seraphine (reed organ)

ORGAN 4/0

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ORGAN 5/1 -- George Jardine & Sons [Jardine1893]

---------- George Jardine & Sons organ (1863) in Christ Church, Williamsburg (Brooklyn), NY Watercolor of Tiffany design for chancel
J.A. Holzer (c.1899). Met Museum

George Jardine & Sons

New York City (1863); enlarged and moved to chancel (1893)
Electro-pneumatic action?
3 manuals
In 1893, the organ was enlarged by an unknown builder and moved to the newly extended and decorated chancel. Specifications of this organ have not yet been located. ----------

ORGAN 6/2 -- George Jardine & Sons [Jardine1863]

---------- George Jardine & Sons organ (1863) in Christ Church, Williamsburg (Brooklyn), NY
Scientific American (1871)

George Jardine & Sons

New York City (1863)
Mechanical action
3 manuals, 41 stops, 1,791 pipes
The advent of the cold water engine has opened a new era for this, the grandest and most powerful of all musical instruments, rendering it as accessible and convenient to use as the piano or flute. We give herewith a fine illustration of an organ blowing apparatus, designed by G. W. Lascell, and executed by the Cold Water Engine Company, of Watertown, N.Y .. for Christ Church, Brooklyn, E.D. (Rev. Dr. Partridge's), on Bedford avenue, near South Ninth street. –Scientific American (Nov. 4, 1871)
ORGAN EXHIBITION AT ChrIST CHURCH, IN WILLIAMSBURGH. -- On Thursday evening, the new organ in the large and splendid edifice on Bedford-avenue was exhibited to a fashionable and appreciative audience, G.W. MORGAN, Esq., of Grace Church, New-York, being the principal performer. The overture from William Tell was particularly fine. Mrs. A. ROGERS, Miss JULIA STARR and Miss C. CHARTRES, did admirably. The organ, a magnificent instrument, is the largest in Brooklyn, built by GEO. JARDINE & SONS, of this city. It contains three banks of keys, 41 stops, and 1,791 pipes, besides many new and beautiful combinations. The case to the organ is a splendid work of art, and was designed by JAMES H. GILES, Esq., the architect who designed, and under whose supervision this noble edifice was erected. This church edifice is the largest building in the Eastern District, and the finest example of pure decorated Gothic in Brooklyn; it is built of Belleville, N.J., freestone. The elegant proportions, both of the exterior and interior, together with the perfect harmony existing throughout every part this of building, reflects the highest credit upon the artist who designed it. The acoustic properties of this building deserve particular mention; the architect, having based his design upon an original theory of the doctrine of sounds, has been eminently successful.
–The New York Times (Jan. 11, 1863)
MUSICAL.—A grand concert and organ exhibition will take place on Thursday, Feb. 12th, at Chirst Church, Bedford avenue, near Morton street, E.D.. It will be under the direction of Signor Antonio L. Mors, organist of St. Stephen's Church, 28th street, New York, assisted by Miss Sterling, Signor Lotti, Signor Centemeri, and Signor G. Morn. It promises to be a grand affair. –The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Feb. 7, 1863) ----------

ORGAN 7/3 -- Unknown Builder [Unknown]

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Unknown Builder

"The musical portion of the first church service, in 1846, was conducted by Miss Jane Shapter, then a prominent music teacher, who used a "seraphine," the progenitor of the reed organ of to-day. She was succeeded by George A. P. Phillips, and a small pipe organ was built. In 1856 George Jardine, famous as an organ bilder, became the organist." –A History of Long Island, Vol. III (Wm. S. Pelletreau, 1905)
Specifications of this organ have not yet been located. ----------
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