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St. Nicholas Episcopal
15000 NE North Shore Rd.
Tahuya, Washington 98588

OHS Database ID 1498.

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Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
(The last update we received about this organ was on the transfer of data from the OHS PC Database, October 30, 2004.)

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

One manual. 2 divisions. 7 stops. 9 registers. 7 ranks. 375 pipes. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. No combination action. Flat straight pedalboard.


  • Status Note: There 1976. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • From Mt. Olivet Baptist, Saratoga Springs, NY; via Reformed, Fort Miller, NY 1976 (OCH). (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)

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Organ in rear gallery. Photograph by Charlotte Christensen 2017-04-04
Facade and keydesk. Photograph by Charlotte Christensen 2017-04-04
Keydesk and pedalboard. Photograph by Charlotte Christensen 2017-04-04
Builder's nameplate. Photograph by Charlotte Christensen 2017-04-04
Pipework inside swellbox. Photograph by Charlotte Christensen 2017-04-04
Pedal 16' Bourdon behind the case. Photograph by Charlotte Christensen 2017-04-04

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  • Original document from James R. Stettner.. Source: Stoplist copied from 1982 OHS Convention Handbook
    Tahuya, WA
    St. Nicholas Episcopal
    Organ by Emmons Howard, 1894
    Installation by Randall J. McCarty, 1976
    MANUAL (Expressive)                          COUPLERS (Drawknob)
       8'  Open Diapason                58          Pedal Coupler
       8'  Dulciana                     58
       8'  Melodia                (tc)  46
       8'  Unison Bass                  12       PEDAL MOVEMENTS
       4'  Octave                       58          Expression                   (bal.)
       4'  Flute                  (tf)  41
       4'  Violin Bass                  17
       2'  Fifteenth                    58       MISC. CONTROLS
                                                    Bellows Signal
       16' Bourdon                      27
    ACTION: Mech. Key & Stop      VOICES: 7      STOPS: 9      RANKS: 7      PIPES: 375
    The original home of this organ is not known. It was, for many years, in the Mt. Olive
    Baptist Church in Saratoga Springs, NY. Where it was discovered during the 1967 OHS
    Convention by E.A. Boadway.
    It was subsequently installed in 1964 at the Fort Miller Reformed Church in Fort Edward,
    NY. by church Deacon James Petit who had to alter the casework by lowering the center
    section in order to make the organ fit a restricted space.
    In 1976, the organ was acquired through the Organ Clearing House and refurbished/
    installed by Randall J. McCarty assisted by parishioners. The organ was purchased and
    installed for under $3,500.00! Mr. McCarty played the opening recital on Sunday, October
    24, 1976.
    The bottom 7 pipes of the 8' Open Diapason are stopped wood and inside the swellbox. The
    next 13 pipes (notes 8-20) are en fa├žade. The remainder of the set is of common metal as
    are the 4' Octave and 2' Fifteenth. The 8' Dulciana has 12 capped zinc quintadena basses.
    The rest of the rank is spotted metal. The 4' Violin Bass is spotted metal, but then the
    4' Flute is stopped wood with 12 open metal trebles. The 8' Unison Bass/Melodia has 17
    stopped wood basses, and the remainder is of open wood.
    The 8' Open Diapason label is non-original. The organ likely had a keydesk cover
    originally, but this has been removed/lost at some point in the past and the keydesk has
    a fixed music rack.
    Sources: 1982 OHS Convention Handbook (pg. 65); JRS; extant organ
  • Click Here Original document from James R. Stettner.. Source: Stoplist copied from 1982 OHS Convention Handbook Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.