West Orange, New Jersey

C. W. Nichols Residence


C.W. Nichols Residence (West Orange, NJ)
 
Aeolian-Skinner organ, Op. 878 (1932) in C.W. Nichols Residence (West Orange, NJ)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Builder:        Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.
   Year:        1931
   Opus:        878
   
No. manuals:    3
No. stops:      49
No. ranks:      35
No. pipes:      2,437
 
 
 
                GREAT ORGAN (II) enclosed              SWELL ORGAN (III)
             8' First Diapason        73           16' Deep Flute            12
             8' Second Diapason       73            8' Diapason              73
             8' String F              73            8' Spanish Flute         73
             8' String P              73            8' String F              73
             8' Flute F               73            8' String F Vibrato (TC) 61
             8' Flute P               73            8' String PP             73
             4' Octave                73            4' High Flute            12
             4' High Flute            73            2' Flageolet             --
             2' Piccolo               61            V  Mixture              305
             8' Trumpet               73            8' Cornopean             73
             8' Clarinet              73            8' Oboe                  73
                Tremolo                             8' Vox Humana            73
                Chimes                                 Tremolo
             8' Harp (TC)                              Chimes                GT
             4' Celesta                                Celesta               GT
 
                CHOIR ORGAN (I)                        SOLO ORGAN (floating)
             8' Second Diapason       GT            8' Philomela             73
             8' String F              GT            8' Gamba                 73
             8' String P              GT            8' Gamba Celeste         73
             8' Flute F               GT            8' Tuba                  73
             8' Flute P               GT            8' French Horn           73
             4' High Flute            GT               Tremolo
             2' Piccolo               GT
             8' Trumpet               GT               PEDAL ORGAN
             8' Clarinet              GT           32' Resultant             --
                Tremolo               GT           16' Diapason              12 GT
                Chimes                GT           16' Violone               32
                Harp                  GT           16' Deep Flute F          32
                Celesta               GT           16' Deep Flute            SW
                                                    8' Flute F               12
                ECHO ORGAN (III)         a          8' Flute P               SW
             8' Diapason              73 a             Chimes                GT
             8' String                73 a
             8' Flute                 73 a
             8' Vox Humana            73 a
                Tremolo                  a

             a  added in 1937 as Opus 878-E


Source: Allen Kinzey

Photo #1 Source: http://www.pleasantdale.com

Photo #2 Source: Jim Lewis

Notes: Originally Aeolian contract #1790, the organ completed as Aeolian-Skinner Op. 878.  In 1959, the property was left to Mr. Nichols' company, Allied Signal, to be used as a corporate retreat.  In 1994, it was sold to the Knowles family and is now a very successful high-end wedding and conference facility called Pleasantdale Château.  At some point, the organ was relocated to Curt Mangel III, Fox River Grove, Illinois.

Organ Historical Society Database: https://pipeorgandatabase.org/OrganDetails.php?OrganID=24571