The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Matthias Episcopal / Dietz United Methodist
1423 S. 10th St
Omaha, Nebraska 68108

OHS Database ID 14486.

See the address on Google Maps.

Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 321, 2006-07-09.


Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition August 27, 2009.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 18 stops. 12 registers. 14 ranks. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front. There are hinged doors that enclose keyboards. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.

Notes

  • Updated through on-line information from James Stark. (Database Manager. July 25, 2008)
  • Updated by Jim Stark. Opus 15 was built for St. Matthias Episcopal Church, Omaha, in 1888. The building was bought by the Dietz Memorial Methodist congregation in the 1920s, organ included. (Database Manager. October 17, 2008)
  • Updated through on-line information from Ray Ahrens. (Database Manager. August 22, 2009)
  • Updated through on-line information from Ray Ahrens. -- Formerly St. Matthias Episcopal. Piano used for traditional service. "Trying" to raise funds for repair. Doesn't seem to be appreciated. (Database Manager. August 27, 2009)

Online Documents

Currently we have no online documents associated with this organ entry. If you can provide us with digital files of contracts, correspondence, dedication programs, or any similar items, please follow this link to our document upload form to send them to us.

If you would like more information about documents included in the Database, please see our Documents Information page.

Bibliography

  • Warren, Wayne. "Organ Update," The Tracker (Vol. 48, No. 1 [Winter, 2004]). [Includes stoplists (and photograph of one organ).]

Other Websites

The database contains no links to external websites that describe this organ. If you know of any sites that contain information about it, please use the Update form to send us the URL.

Photographs

Click on a thumbnail to see the larger image in a new tab.


Facade and keydesk. Photograph by Ray Ahrens 2009-08-23
Facade. Photograph by Ray Ahrens 2009-08-23
Keydesk. Photograph by Ray Ahrens 2009-08-23

If you can provide us with additional photographs, you may upload them through our online form. For further information please see our expectations for adding photographs.

 

Stoplist

When they are available, stoplists for organs are included in the Database. To make corrections in stoplists that you see here, please send details via e-mail to stoplists@pipeorgandatabase.org rather than submitting a new stoplist through our online form.

  • stop list from console March 2003

  • Wirsching Church Organ Company
    Opus 15, 1888
    OHS Historic Organ Citation No. 321
    St. Matthias Episcopal Church
    Now: Dietz United Methodist
    Omaha, NE
    
    
    Great – 58 notes
    
     8’ Open Diapason
        17 zinc in façade, 41 spotted metal
        c25: 2 1/8”, c37: 1 9/32”, mouth: ¼ cutup ¼ 
    
     8’ Dulciana
        58 pipes c25: 1 13/32”
    
     8' Doppel Flute
        49 stopped wood, 9 open metal
    
     4’ Octave
        58 spotted metal
        c1: 3 13/16”, c13: 2 5/16” mouth: ¼ cutup ¼
    
    Swell – 58 notes
    
    16’ Bourdon (TC)
        37 stopped wood, 9 open metal
    
     8’ Open Diapason (marked Dulciana on pipes)
        6 stopped wood, 6 stopped zinc, 44 spotted metal
        c13: 2 25/32”
    
     8’ Viol (marked Salicional on pipes)
        6 stopped zinc, 6 open zinc, 44 spotted metal
    
     8’ Stopped Diapason
        49 stopped wood, 9 open metal
    
     4’ Harmonic Flute
        24 stopped wood, 34 spotted metal
        probably 25-49 double length (?)
    
     8’ Oboe and Bassoon
        missing, or only prepared for
    
    III Cornet (12-15-17)
        174 spotted metal
        2 2/3’ C: 2 21/32”, 2’ C: 2 5/32”, 1 3/5’ C: 1 29/32”
    
    c1	12-15-17
    c49	10-12-15
    
    Pedal – 27 notes
    
    16’ Bourdon
     27 stopped wood  
    
    Key action: tracker-pneumatic utilizing Walcker-type cone valve ventil chests.
    
    Stop action: mechanical
    
    Wind system: electric blower (probably originally water motor)
    
    
     [Received from Jim Stark 2016-02-19.]
  • stop list from console March 2003 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.