Roman Catholic Church of St. John the Evangelist - Brooklyn, N.Y. (Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection)
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Church of St. John the Evangelist
(Roman Catholic)

250 21st Street and Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11215


Organ Specifications:
Present building (since c.1923):
II/8 M.P. Möller, Op. 3535 (1923)
First building (1850-c.1923):
• II/ Reuben Midmer & Sons (<1917)


The parish of St. John the Evangelist was founded in 1849, and the first church was erected on 21st Street near 5th Avenue in 1850. The present church was built on the same site in the 1920s, and was dedicated on December 2, 1928.
               

M.P. Möller, Inc.
Hagerstown, Md. – Opus 3535 (1923)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 15 stops, 8 ranks


In 1923, the M.P. Möller Company built and installed a two-manual organ in the new church. Möller provided oak casing with bronze decorations, and a two-manual, stop-key console. Wind pressure for the entire organ was set at 5 inches.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Open Diapason
73
4
  Octave [ext.]
8
  Dulciana
61
4
  Flute [ext.]
8
  Melodia
73
   
Chimes
20 tubes

 

     

 

     
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Bourdon [unit]
97
4
  Flute
8
  Salicional
73
2
  Piccolo
8
  Vox Celeste
73
8
  Oboe [TC]
61
8
  Stopped Diapason
       

 

     

 

     
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
16
  Bourdon [unit]
44
8
  Soft Flute
16
  Lieblich Gedeckt
SW
       
               
Couplers
    Great to Pedal     Swell 4', 16'
    Swell to Pedal     Swell Unison Separation
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'     Great 4', 16'
               
Mechanicals
    Tremulant       Crescendo Indicator  
               
Adjustable Combinations
    Pistons No. 1-2-3 affecting Great and Pedal Stops
    Pistons No. 1-2-3 affecting Swell and Pedal Stops
               
Pedal Movements
    Great to Pedal Reversible  
    Balanced Swell Expression Pedal  
    Balanced Great Expression Pedal  
    Grand Crescendo Pedal  

               
Reuben Midmer & Sons
Brooklyn, N.Y. (<1917)
Unknown action
2 manuals


Specifications for this organ have not yet been located.
               
Sources:
     Nelson, George. Organs in the United States and Canada Database. Seattle, Wash.
     Trupiano, Larry. Factory Specifications of M.P. Möller Organ, Op. 3535 (1923).

Illustration:
     Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection: 1944 photo of church.