The Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church Organ Project


The organ at the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn, New York is a four manual, fifty-six rank instrument built by the Austin Organ company. The mahogany case is from the previous organ, a Hook & Hastings of 1886. Some of the pipes in the present instrument are from this original organ. The Austin organ was built in 1910, a new console was added in 1958, much of the disposition of the organ was altered and new stops added in 1968, and the console was moved to the Sanctuary floor in the mid-seventies.

This magnificent instrument is in dire need of renovation. The mechanics of the organ are deteriorating by the day, and it may at any time become completely inoperable. We have as a goal to raise one million dollars to bring the organ back into its prime.