Tremont Terrace Moravian Church - Bronx, NY
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Tremont Terrace Moravian Church

1621 Pilgrim Avenue
Bronx, N.Y. 10461

Organ Specifications:
1621 Pilgrim Avenue (since 1929)
II/4 Geo. Kilgen & Son, Op. 4415 (1929); alt.
1620 Mayflower Avenue (1923-1929)
• unknown
Wilkins Avenue at Jennings Street
(1906-1923)
• unknown
636 East 6th Street near Avenue C, Manhattan (1872-1906)
• George Ryder



The Tremont Terrace Moravian Church was organized in 1872 as the Second Moravian Church of New York City. From 1872-1906, the society was located on East 6th Street near Avenue C in Manhattan. In 1906, the congregation relocated to the Bronx in a church located on Wilkins Avenue at Jennings Street. In 1923, the congregation moved into the former Ferris Mansion on Mayflower Avenue. The present brick church building, which faces Pilgrim Avenue, was built in 1929, and the old mansion was used as a parsonage and Sunday School building until the mid-1960s, when it was replaced by an addition to the church building.
         
Geo. Kilgen & Son
St. Louis, Mo. – Opus 4415 (1929)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 20 stops, 4 ranks
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Bass Flute [TC]
4
  Flute  
8
  Open Diapason
4
  Dulcet  
8
  Stopped Flute
2
  Flautina  
8
  Dulciana
 
Chimes
20 tubes
4
  Octave
     

     

     
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Bourdon [TC]
4
  Flute d'Amour  
8
  Open Diapason
2
  Flageolet  
8
  Quintadena
8
  Clarinet [TC] *  
8
  Stopped Diapason
  Tremulant  
8
  Dolce
 
* originally 8' Vox Humana
               
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
16
  Bourdon  
8
  Flute  
8
  Open Diapason  
8
  Dolce  
               
Adjustable Combinations (mechanical)
   
Great Pistons 1-2 affecting Great & Pedal stops (thumb)
Swell Pistons 1-2 affecting Swell & Pedal stops (thumb)
           
Pedal Movements
    Balanced Swell Pedal      
 
Balanced Crescendo Pedal
   
           
Stop Analysis
   
Pipes
16
  Bourdon
97
8
  Diapason
73
8
  Dulciana
73
4
  Clarinet
    49
 
Total
292
         
Organ in church at 636 East 6th Street, Manhattan:

George Ryder
Boston, Mass.
Mechanical action


Specifications for this organ have not yet been located.
           
Sources:
     Goodfleisch, Ted. Electronic correspondence (Dec. 8, 2010) concerning history of church.
     Kloda, Barry. Specifications of Geo. Kilgen & Son Organ, Op. 4415 (1929).
     Nelson, George. Organs in the United States and Canada Database. Seattle, Wash.
     Stocker, Harry Emilius. A History of The Moravian Church in New York City. Pub. by the author. New York City: 1922.

Photos:
     Google Street View: exterior.
 
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