Boston Globe: Medford church's 1885 organ restored to original splendor

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Since its installation over 130 years ago, the E. & G. G. Hook & Hastings organ at Grace Church in Medford has been touched up now and then, including a conversion from mechanical to electric in the 1950s. But last April marked the beginning of a much-needed total renovation, the first the organ has ever received. Now the walnut wood gleams, and the keyboard pegs match the original font of 1885. The organ is the last in a series of renovations funded through the church’s 2011 capital campaign, which also restored the bell tower, the bells, the heating system and the back wall of the 1868 church.  The organ will be blessed by the Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, at a special service at 7 p.m. April 6.

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