McKim Mansion's Hook & Hastings moved!!
This organ, Hook and Hastings Opus 2067, was originally built for the Washington, DC residence of Dr. Duncan McKim. The home is now owned by the National Parks and Conservation Association. Jim Edmonds, the owner of Foxes Music in Falls Church, VA, realized that the historically valuable Hook & Hastings organ should find a new home rather than just be junked. He worked with Andrew Price to find contacts for interested parties. The organ was removed to storage in preparation for installation at a local Washington Church, and later destined for a church in New Zealand. Neither installation has transpired and the organ is in storage and available now for restoration and installation in your church. Information on this organ and other available organs looking for a new home can be found at the Organ Clearing House home page. To go to the Organ Clearing House home page click here
Congratulations to all who helped preserve this wonderful part of DC history and especially, much gratitude is due to Jim Edmonds who recognized the beauty of this treasure!
For a look at the organ specifications, click here.
Last photo of the organ fašade in its original home before dismantling begins.
Virtually every pipe in the fašade is speaking. They are from the Great 16'
and 8' Diapasons
and have anywhere from 2' to 8' of false length.
A couple of pictures from the open house on January 18, 2004
Photos of the organ being dismantled on following pages