The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Presbyterian Church
801 Leavenworth St.
Manhattan, Kansas 66502


OHS Database ID 1638.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 9, 2017.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Electric stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 34 stops. 43 ranks. Manual compass is 56 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Sliding stop controls. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Hitchdown couplers.


  • Dual stop action: Mechanical and electric. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Replaced a 1920 Austin Op. 874 (2-20s). (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated by Stephen Kucera, who has heard or played the organ.
    Slight lower organ case modifications were made during 2014 sanctuary renovation. No changes were made to the pipes or pipe arrangement.
    The best place to hear the organ is from the balcony. (Database Manager. July 9, 2017)

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Organ Case and Console. Photograph by Stephen Kucera (June 2017)

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  • Original document from Stephen Kucera.. Source: Information from Dobson Pipe Organ Builders, Ltd. website PDF document; -- will open in a new window or tab.
  • Typed stoplist. Source: Stoplist from builder's website
    Manhattan, Kansas
    First Presbyterian Church
    Dobson Pipe Organ Builders, Ltd.   Opus 24   1983   2 manuals, 34 stops, 43 ranks
              HAUPTWERK                                  SCHWELLWERK (expressive)
          16' Bourdon             56                  8' Gedackt             56
           8' Principal           56                  8' Salizional          56
           8' Rohrflöte           56                  8' Celeste (TC)        44
           4' Octave              56                  4' Principal           56
           4' Nachthorn           56                  4' Koppelflöte         56
       2 2/3' Quinte              56              2 2/3' Nazard              56
           2' Super Octave        56                  2' Octave              56
       1 3/5' Terz                56                  2' Waldflöte           56
       1 1/3' Mixtur IV          224              1 3/5' Terz                56
           8' Trumpet             56                  1' Scharff IV         224
           8' Krummhorn           56                 16' Dulzian             56
           4' Clarion             56                  8' Schalmei            56
              Tremulant                                  Tremulant
              PEDAL                                   Mechanical key action
          16' Prestant            32                  Electric stop action
          16' Subbass             32                  Casework of white oak
           8' Octave              32                  Incorporates a pre-existing
           8' Gedackt             32                    sculpture made by a
           4' Super Octave        32                    member of the church
           4' Spitzflöte          32
       2 2/3' Mixtur IV          128
          16' Posaune             32
           8' Trompete            32
           4' Clarion             32
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-07-09]
  • Click Here Typed stoplist. Source: Stoplist from builder's website Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.