The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Presbyterian Church
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

OHS Database ID 11944.

Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition April 14, 2013.

Technical Details

Electric key action. Electric stop action.

Four manuals.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.


  • Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 20, 2004: (James Cook. December 21, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- According to the church website, "In 1927 the Austin Organ Company made extensive revisions to the organ [Note: the 1903 Hutchings-Votey organ, which had been a rebuild of the 1872 Wm. B.D. Simmons instrument]. During this time the organ console and choir continued to occupy the gallery." (Database Manager. April 14, 2013)

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Gallery and organ case. Photograph by an undocumented issue of The American Organist

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