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First Church of Christ, Scientist, Providence, RI

Hutchings-Votey Organ Co., Opus 1637, 1907

Photograph by Len Levasseur

Photograph by Len Levasseur

Hutchings-Votey Opus 1637 was installed along with the construction of First Church of Christ, Scientist, in 1907. Under the care of Spencer Organ Company since 2001, the organ has always received exemplary care. While the original lever-arm chests of the Great and Choir were replaced by slider chests in the middle of the last century, the mechanism of the Swell remained in original condition.

In 2007, Spencer Organ Company undertook a complete mechanical and tonal restoration of the Swell division, including complete releathering of the original Hutchings mechanism, and restoration and regulation of all pipework.