The OHS Pipe Organ Database

U.S. Soldiers' & Airmen's Home / Armed Forces Retirement Home
Washington, District of Columbia

OHS Database ID 1887.

Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 114.


Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 24, 2015.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 22 stops. 18 ranks. Manual compass is 56 notes. Pedal compass is 18 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console. There is an attached keydesk en fenêtre.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. Trigger/hitch-down swell. No combination action. Flat straight pedalboard.

Notes

  • The original builder was Stevens & Jewett (c. 1855). (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Status Note: There 1988 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Relocated through OCH from Universalist Church, Mechanics Falls, ME via C. R. Tobie residence, Hebron, ME. In Gallery. Some replacement pipes from 1863 Hook, Op. 331. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • updated through information in The Tracker, Vol. 33, No. 2, courtesy of Bill Van Pelt: -- "Some replacement pipes from Hook op. 331 of 1863 include the bass of the Great Twelfth, some treble pipes of the Clarabell and the Great 4' Flute (a metal chimney flute with soldered caps) and 2' Fifteenth stops. The Moore shop fabricated the missing tierce rank of the Great Sesquialter III and much of the Great Trumpet." (James Cook. February 4, 2011)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. (Database Manager. July 24, 2015)

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Photographs

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Chancel and Organ Case. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2010-11-15
Chancel and Organ Case. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2010-11-15
Organ Case and Keydesk. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2010-11-15
Keydesk. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2010-11-15

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Stoplist

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