First Presbyterian Church

902 Marengo Ave
Marengo, IA 52301

Builder: Estey Organ Co., Op. 686, 1909.
Manuals: 2
Ranks: Unknown
Action: Unknown

Notes: An organ technician (Randall Karstens) came in for a tuning in November 2019 and found a plate that said this was an Estey organ, Op. 686.

The Estey pipe organ was installed in 1909. On the basis of $1,500 cost, industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie agreed to pay half, or $750, if the church would pay the first half. Carnegie is known for his gift of libraries, including the one in Marengo. The final cost of the organ was $1,825.

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Information from Dan Laaveg (2019).

In Oct 2019, the church will install a 2002 Allen digital organ to replace the 1909 Estey organ. Identified by James R. Stettner through information from the Estey Opus List, published in The Boston Organ Club newsletter, 1973-1979.

Organ Historical Society as of 2007.