The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Otterbein United Brethren / Otterbein United Methodist Church
20 E. Clay St.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602

OHS Database ID 10916.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition September 30, 2009.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 24 stops. 28 registers. 27 ranks. 1854 pipes.


  • Status Note: There 2003. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • "Building was formerly Otterbein United Brethren. Cost $25,000. Dedicated 1 Jun 1930 by Bishop G. D. Batdorf. Pitman stop action." (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Console was rebuilt in 1974 by the Gundling firm of Lancaster including replacement of drawknobs with electro mechanical knobs. (Paul Marchesano. July 6, 2005)
  • Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Extant; console rebuilt by Gundling in 1974. (Database Manager. May 15, 2006)
  • Updated through on-line information from John Elwood. (Database Manager. September 30, 2009)
  • Console renovated/updated in 2013 by C. W. Gibson Pipe Organ Specialties, Monroeville NJ. (Jeff Scofield. October 28, 2019)
  • The building was completed in 1926 and the contract for the donated organ was signed in 1929; the organ was dedicated in June 1930. (Jeff Scofield. October 28, 2019)

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Chancel and Pipe Facade. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2002-05-01
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2002-05-01
Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Sanctuary interior from floor. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Sanctuary interior to rear. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Chancel and pipe facade. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Church exterior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: from Jonathan Bowen
    Lancaster, Pennsylvania
    Otterbien United Brethren Church
    Skinner Organ Company   Opus 805   1929           3 manuals, 24 stops, 27 ranks
               GREAT ORGAN                              SWELL ORGAN
           16' Bourdon             17 PED            8' Diapason            73
            8' First Diapason      61                8' Rohrflöte           73
            8' Second Diapason     61                8' Salicional          73
            8' Principal Flute     61       )        8' Voix Celeste        73
            4' Principal           61                8' Flute Celeste II   134
            8' Tuba                61 (in CH)        4' Octave Geigen       73
            8' French Horn         61 (in CH)      III  Mixture            183
               French Horn Tremolo                  16' Contra Oboe         12
               Chimes              EC                8' Trumpet             73
                                                     8' Vox Humana          73
               CHOIR ORGAN                              Tremolo
            8' Concert Flute       73
            8' Dulciana            73                   PEDAL ORGAN
            4' Flute d'Amore       73               16' Contra Bass         32
            8' Clarinet            73               16' Bourdon             32
               Tremolo                              16' Echo Bourdon        32
               Chimes              EC                8' Octave              12
               Celesta                               8' Gedeckt             12
                                                        Chimes              EC
               ECHO ORGAN
            8' Chimney Flute       73
            8' Viole d'Orchestre   73
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-09-29]
  • Click Here Typed stoplist. Source: from Jonathan Bowen Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.