Armenian Evangelical Church - New York City
 
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Armenian Evangelical Church
(Congregational)

152 East 34th Street at Lexington Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10016
website

Organ Specifications:
152 East 34th Street at Lexington Avenue (since 1921)
II/9 Skinner Organ Company, Op. 448 (1923)
207 East 30th Street (1896-1921)
II/15 Levi U. Stuart (c.1875)


Adams-Parkhurst Presbyterian Church - New York City  
Adams-Parkhurst Pres. Church  
The Armenian Evangelical Church dates back to the 1890s. From 1896 to 1921 the congregation shared the facilities of the Adams-Parkhurst Memorial Presbyterian Church, located at 207 East 30th Street near Third Avenue.

  Armenian Evangelical Church - New York City (Steven E. Lawson)
In 1921, the Armenian Evangelical Church moved to their present facility located at 152 East 34th Street. The Greek Revival building had been built as a bank but was never used for that purpose. The church furnishings, pews, altar, reredos and baptismal font were also built in the Greek Revival style.
             
  Console of Ernest M. Skinner Company Organ, Op. 448 (1923) at Armenian Evangelical Church - New York City (Steven E. Lawson)
   
Ernest M. Skinner Company
Boston, Mass. – Opus 448 (1923)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 10 stops, 9 ranks





The 1923 Skinner organ is installed in two cases within and at the front of the room, and enjoys an optimal acoustic environment. Typical of the builder's smaller two-manual and pedal design, the organ is unusual in that it has a drawknob console with capture combinations. The organ was completely restored to original condition, reversing previous modifications, by J.G. Saenger Instruments, of Topton, Penn.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes
8
  Diapason
61
8
  Dulciana
61
8
 
Melodia
61

 
Chimes [Mayland]
20 tubes
 
     
 
     
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
 
Gedeckt
61
8
  Flügel Horn
73
8
 
Salicional
61
8
 
Vox Humana
preparation
8
 
Voix Celeste
61
 
  Tremolo  
4
 
Harmonic Flute
61
 
     
 
     
 
     
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
16
 
Bourdon
32
       
8
 
Gedeckt [ext.]
12
       
               
Couplers
    Great to Pedal 8', 4'   Great to Great 4'
    Swell to Pedal 8', 4'   Swell to Swell 16', 4'
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'    
               
Adjustable Combinations
    Pistons No. 1-2-3 affecting Great Stops
    Pistons No. 1-2-3 affecting Swell Stops
               
Pedal Movements
    Balanced Swell Pedal   Great to Pedal Reversible
    Balanced Crescendo Pedal   Sforzando Reversible
             
Organ in Adams-Parkhurst Memorial Presbyterian Church at 207 East 30th Street:

Levi U. Stuart
New York City (c.1875)
Mechanical action
2 manuals, 15 stops, 15 ranks
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 58 notes
16
  Bourdon [TC]
44
4
  Flute Harmonic [TC]
44
8
  Open Diapason
56
4
  Principal
56
8
  Salicional [TC]
44
3
  Twelfth
56
8
  Stop Diapason Bass
12
2
  Fifteenth
56
8
  Melodia [TC]
44
       

     

     
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 58 notes, enclosed
8
  Open Diapason [TC]
44
8
  Stop Diapason Treble [TC]
44
8
  Dulciana [TC]
44
4
  Principal
56
8
  Stop Diapason Bass
12
8
  Hautboy [TC]
44

     

     
Pedal Organ – 30 notes
16
  Open Diapason
30
       
16
  Bourdon
30
       
               
Couplers
    Great to Pedal          
    Swell to Pedal          
    Swell to Great          
               
Accessories
    Swell Tremolo          
               
Pedal Movements
    Balanced Swell Pedal
    Great Combinations:
           1. Full – all stops
           2. Chorus – Open Diapason, Salicional, Principal
           3. Solo – Salicional and Melodia
             
Sources:
     Aeolian-Skinner Archives web site: http://aeolian-skinner.110mb.com/
     American Organ Archives (Princeton, N.J.). Specifications of Levi U. Stuart organ (c.1875). Courtesy Jonathan Bowen.
     Dunlap, David. From Abyssinian to Zion: A Guide to Manhattan's Houses of Worship. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004.
     Kinzey, Allen, and Sand Lawn, comp. E.M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List (New Revised Edition). Richmond: The Organ Historical Society, 1997.
     Medina, Miriam. "Brief Histories of the Churches connected with the Presbytery of New York. Pre: 1949 Part I," The History Box web site: http://thehistorybox.com.
     Fiske, Theodore. The Presbyterian Church in New York City. New York: published by The Presbytery of New York, 1949.

Illustrations:
     Lawson, Steven E.: Color interior and photos of Ernest M. Skinner Organ, Op. 448 (1923).
     Sperr, Percy Loomis: East 30th Street showing Adams-Parkhurst Memorial Presbyterian Church (1942).