The Aeolian Co., Opus 1726, 1929

OHS Database ID 4609.


Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 19348

Conservatory ballroom

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original state.

The organ is in good condition and in regular use.

We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition 2011-01-29.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 60, 1987-10-04.


The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console. The console is movable.

Four manuals. 7 divisions. 160 stops. 135 registers. 146 ranks. 10010 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Tilting/rocking tablets on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible toe studs.

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Bibliography.

  • Ambrosino, Jonathan. "Green and Pleasant America; The Longwood Gardens Aeolian Organ," The American Organist (Vol. 45 No. 2 [February 2011], pp. 50-53). [Photographs, history and description]
  • Randall, Colvin. "Behind the Pipes: A Look Inside the Historic Aeolian at Longwood Gardens," The American Organist (Vol. 47, No. 6 [June 2013], pp. 52-55). [photographs, description, history, current status]

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