Stevens Memorial Chapel
238 Main Street
Vineyard Haven (Tisbury), Massachusetts 02568
Hook & Hastings, Boston, Massachusetts, Opus 2029, 1904
Refurbished by Andover Organ Company, Methuen, Massachusetts and Jeremy Adams, 2005
Two manuals and Pedal
8' Open Diapason
8' Unison Bass
4' Flute Harmonique
16' Sub Bass
Swell to Great 8'
Swell to Great 4'
Swell to Pedal 8'
Great to Pedal 8'
The organ was featured in The Martha's Vineyard Times...A century of music and still counting on April 14, 2005.
Excerpts from the article:
One hundred years ago the organ committee of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Martha's Vineyard made an offer of $1,000 to buy a $1,150 organ from the Hook and Hastings Company in Boston. After some haggling it was agreed that the church would buy the organ for $1,100, but only after a one-month trial period. “If not satisfactory, it may be returned” wrote the committee.
The church was very happy with their purchase and now the organ, a tracker organ model #5, has a new lease on life. The refurbishment is now complete, done by the Andover Organ Company and Jeremy Adams, an instrument maker. No restoration was necessary; all the parts are original. The pump organ was electrified in the early 20th century, eliminating the need to hire pump boys for Sunday mornings.
The year-long refurbishment was made possible by a grant from the Farm Neck Foundation and generous donations from many people.
The project culminated with an organ recital on April 17, 2005 at 3:00 p.m.
Source: Peter Boak
Unitarian Universalist Society, Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
The Martha's Vineyard Times, Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts