The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Ashland United Methodist
2711 Ashland
St. Joseph, Missouri 64506

OHS Database ID 1296.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 350, 2007-04-15.

Status and Condition

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original state.
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 February 27, 2013.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 13 stops. 13 registers. 13 ranks. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal row above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. Flat straight pedalboard.


  • Status Note: There 1997 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • From Trinity German Methodist which merged with Hundley Methodist in 1952 to become Ashland Methodist. at 3rd & Robidoux. Congregation moved to new bldg. 1954. Old bldg. sold to Holsey Chapel A. M. E. 1954, which was razed c. 1973. Organ purchased by Ashland Methodist c. 1973. Restored by Charles McManis, substituting 8' oboe for Sw. 16' Bourdon. Compass 61/27. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through on-line information from David Lewis. -- Awarded OHS Historic Citation #350 (Database Manager. October 6, 2007)
  • Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. (Database Manager. March 5, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from David Lewis. (Database Manager. February 27, 2013)

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Organ. Photograph by David Lewis 2007-08-09
Church exterior. Photograph by David Lewis 2007-08-09

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