The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Bethel Union Church
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

OHS Database ID 14212.

Status and Condition

The organ has been destroyed and is no longer extant.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition April 18, 2012.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 12 registers.

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 rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Flat straight pedalboard.


  • Identified from company publications as edited and expanded in The Hook Opus List 1829-1935, ed. William T. Van Pelt (Organ Historical Society, 1991). (James Cook. February 16, 2005)
  • Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. (Database Manager. October 26, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from James R.Stettner. -- Also known as the Seamen's Bethel Church, it was destroyed by the great Chinatown fire of 1886. The Bethel Union congregation joined with the Fort Street Church (which worshiped at Bethel) to form what is now Central Union Church. (Database Manager. April 18, 2012)

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  • Original document from Jim Lewis.. Source: Hawaiian Gazette September 17, 1875
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI
    Bethel Union Church
    Organ by E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings
    Hook & Hastings Catalog organ Size 3
    Compass: 56/27
    8  Open Diapason Bass
    8  Open Diapason Treble
    8  Dulciana
    4  Octave
    8  Viola
    8  Stopped Diapason
    8  Unison Bass (12 notes)
    4  Flute
    8  Violone Bass (Gt.)
    Swell to Great
    Great to Pedal
    Swell to Pedal
  • Click Here Original document from Jim Lewis.. Source: Hawaiian Gazette September 17, 1875 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.