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Organ

OOPS -- we found a mistake that, over time, has become a part of our narrative in the number of pipes for our organ. In cleaning her office, Sandra, our Secretary, found original documents for the organ. It would seem that we have 3,927, not the 3,827 we thought.

In 1870, the trustees of the new Mount Vernon Methodist Episcopal Church contracted with Mr. A. Pomplitz for an organ for their new church. This magnificent machine, which used water power to "raise the wind," was the fourth largest instrument of its kind in the United States. Today, the church is home to a state-of-the-art M.P. Moller Organ, which has a total of 3,927 pipes.

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