After 101 years, this tracker pipe organ, built
by the Massachusetts organ firm, Hook & Hastings, received
its first restoration ever! Originally built with a hand
pump action to supply wind to the pipes, an electric blower
was later added. Unfortunately, the original feeder
bellows for the hand pump action got destroyed.
Our restoration included the fabrication of new feeder bellows
placed where the original ones existed. A properly
placed flap valve allows the organ to operate either by the
electric blower or the hand pump. (During the great
black out, this is one of the only churches that had use of
This historic pipe organ is once again ready to provide
reliable service to upcoming generations in the church.
Future generations will connect to those of the past in the
rich traditions of the church.