The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Michael's R. C.
6484 Louisiana Hwy 44
Convent, Louisiana 70723

OHS Database ID 3028.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 198, 1997-02-05.

Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition 2009-02-16.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

One manual. 8 stops. 7 ranks.

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

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.


  • Status Note: There 1997 (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)
  • Only Erben in LA still in original location. Compass 56/20. Recessed keyboard. (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)
  • Updated through on-line information from Stephen Hall. -- Photos of the church including one of the organ at this webpage. (Database Manager. 2009-02-16)

Online Documents

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Church Exterior. Photograph by John G. DeMajo 2005-08-22
Gallery and Organ Case. Photograph by John G. DeMajo 2005-08-22
Church Interior and Altar. Photograph by John G. DeMajo 2005-08-22
Altar. Photograph by John G. DeMajo 2005-08-22

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When they are available, stoplists for organs are included in the Database. To make corrections in stoplists that you see here, please send details via e-mail to rather than submitting a new stoplist through our online form.

  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.

  • St. Michael's R. C., Convent, LA
    Henry Erben 1857
    Manual (enclosed)
    Op. Dia.: (56 OM pipes - stopface not original)
    Dulciana (39 OM pipes; signed "G. W. Oslr/Dulci F")
    Stopd. Diapason Treble [sic] (18-24 SW, 25-56 chimney flute; #25C signed "1857/John Fackler/
        St  Diapason/2ndScale/C No. 1 Organ/Kerfoot C")
    Stop Diapason Bass [sic] (17 SW pipes)
    Principal (56 OM pipes - stopface not original; signed "G W O")
    Flute (39 OM pipes;  signed "1858/Flute/John Fackler")
    Fifteenth (56 OM pipes - stopface not original; pipes farmed "Flageolet"; CC signed "Geo 
        Hammill/No. 1 Organ/Kerfoot"
    Hautbois (39 pipes; 18-49 reeds, 50-56 OM)
    Pedal (20 keys, no independent pipes; couples to manual)
    Hitchdown Swell, horizontal shutters.
    2 mechanical pedals, one brings on Principal, Fifteenth and Hautbois, another retires them.
  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.