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Rebuilt Organs

Residence of Dr. Patrick Allen

New York, NY - Rebuilt by Lewis & Hitchcock

Photographs:

Removal Story
Factory Work Begins
Installation Story

Lewis & Hitchcock, Inc. has installed an Aeolian-Skinner organ in the residence of Dr. Patrick Allen of New York City. The organ is Opus 1128 of Aeolian-Skinner, built in 1947 for Room 424 of the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, where it was used as a practice instrument. When the organ became available, Dr. Allen, who had practiced on this organ while a student, purchased it and contracted with Lewis & Hitchcock to remove the organ, restore it, modify it to fit his apartment, and to install it. The drawknob console is located in his living room at the foot of the stairs leading to the second floor; the organ is installed in a former bedroom on the second floor, facing the stairs. Dr. Allen is Organist and Master of Choristers of Grace Episcopal Church, Lower Broadway.

Great Organ

8 Bourdon

61 pipes

4 Principal

61 pipes

4 Great to Great

Swell

8' Viole de Gambe

61 pipes

4' Gemshorn

61 pipes

8' Hautbois

61 pipes

16' Swell to Swell

4' Swell to Swell

Pedal

16' Bourdon

32 pipes

8 Spitz Principal

32 pipes

4 Flute

32 pipes

Couplers

8' Swell to Pedal

8' Great to Pedal

4' Swell to Pedal

Pistons

Preset at the factory

3 General, 2 Great, 2 Swell, SFZ & General Cancel

Toe Studs

2 Pedal, Great to Pedal and SFZ

Shoes

Swell & Crescendo

The organ is listed on the NYC AGO Organs listing: www.nycago.org/Organs/NYC/html/ResAllenP.html
Photo credit: Steven E. Lawson