Windsor Terrace Methodist Episcopal Church - Brooklyn, N.Y. (Brooklyn Eagle, 1954)
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Windsor Terrace United Methodist Church

Vanderbilt Street and East 3rd Street
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11218


Organ Specifications:
Vanderbilt Street and East 3rd Street (1954-c.1995)
• unknown
Corner Greenwood and Prospect Avenues (1883-1954)
II/11 Estey Organ Company, Op. 1006 (1912)

The Windsor Terrace United Methodist Church was organized c.1893, and a wooden edifice was built at Prospect and Greenwood Avenues. This building was demolished in 1954 to make way for the Prospect Expressway, and a new church was erected at Vanderbilt Street and East 3rd Street. In the mid-1990s, the congregation merged with Park Slope United Methodist Church.
           
Organ in church located on Greenwood and Prospect Avenues:

Estey Organ Company
Brattleboro, Vt. – Opus 1006 (1912)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 11 stops, 11 ranks


The Estey Organ Company Shop Order, dated June 15, 1912, states that their Op. 1006 for Windsor Terrace Methodist Church was to be voiced "Strong" on 4" wind pressure. Estey provided an oak case measuring 14 feet 9 inches tall that had bronzed front pipes.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes
8
  Open Diapason
61
8
  Dulciana
61
8
  Melodia
61
4
  Flute d'Amour
61
               
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Bourdon
61
4
  Flute Harmonic
61
8
  Violin Diapason
61
8
  Oboe [TC]
49
8
  Salicional
61
    Tremolo  
8
  Stopped Diapason
61
       
               
Pedal Organ – 30 notes
16
  Bourdon
30
       
               
Couplers
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'     Great to Pedal
    Great Unison Separation     Swell to Pedal
   
Swell to Swell 16', 4', Unison Separation
   
           
Accessories
    Reversible Pedal      
           
Sources:
     The Estey Pipe Organ web site: www.esteyorgan.com
     Nelson, George. Organs in the United States and Canada Database. Seattle, Wash.
     Park Slope United Methodist Church web site: http://www.parkslopeumc.org
     Stimmel, Phil: Estey Organ Company Shop Order with specifications of Estey Organ, Op. 1006 (1912).

Illustration:
     Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection: 1954 exterior.