The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Franciscan Monastery
1400 Quincy St. NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20017

Monastery Church of the Holyland

OHS Database ID 16258.

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Status and Condition

This organ is no longer whole; parts were dispersed, and some may have been re-used in a different installation.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition August 31, 2011.

Technical Details

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 36 stops. 26 registers. 26 ranks. 1804 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.


  • Identified through information in Vol. VII p. 172 of the Pilcher factory ledgers and the typed list of Pilcher organs by William E. Pilcher. For more information, see the document referenced below. (Elizabeth Schmitt. April 6, 2005)
  • Possible source of some pipework for the new Lively-Fulcher organ. (James Cook. October 27, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. August 31, 2011)

Online Documents

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  • Pilcher Organs. Summary of Pilcher Sources by Soosie Schmitt. Author: Author not identified Source: Unpublished monograph. Document Date. April 5, 2005.

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Related Database Entries

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