The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Mount Vernon Seminary / U.S. Naval Security Station
3801 Nebraska Avenue
Washington, District of Columbia 20393


OHS Database ID 17882.

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Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition September 28, 2017.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 20 stops. 30 registers. 20 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.


  • The former girls' school was occupied by the Naval Security Station in 1943. Revoiced and rebuilt by Newcomer in 1966 and the 1990s. The organ is for sale in 2005. (Information from Alan Kinzey in 2005.) (Elizabeth Schmitt. April 8, 2005)

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: from Lewis & Hitchcock, via Jonathan Bowen
    Washington, District of Columbia
    Mount Vernon Seminary - Chapel
    Skinner Organ Company   Opus 513   1925             3 manuals, 20 stops, 20 ranks
               GREAT ORGAN                              SWELL ORGAN
           16' Bourdon              17 PED          16' Bourdon              73
            8' Diapason             61               8' Diapason             73
            8' Claribel Flute       61               8' Gedeckt              73
            8' Gedeckt              SW               8' Salicional           73
            8' Salicional           SW               8' Voix Celeste         73
            8' Flute Celeste II     SW               8' Flauto Dolce         73
            4' Flute                SW               8' Flute Celeste (TC)   61
            8' Cornopean            SW               4' Flute                73
                                                     2' Flautino             61
               CHOIR ORGAN                           8' Cornopean            73
            8' Concert Flute        73               8' Corno d'Amore        73
            8' Dulciana             73               8' Vox Humana           73
            4' Flute                73                  Tremolo
            8' Clarinet             73
               Tremolo                                  PEDAL ORGAN
            8' Harp (TC)            --              16' Subbass              32
            4' Celesta              pf              16' Bourdon              32
                                                    16' Lieblich Gedeckt     SW
                                                     8' Octave               12
                                                     8' Gedeckt              12
                                                     8' Still Gedeckt        SW
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-09-27]
  • Click Here Typed stoplist. Source: from Lewis & Hitchcock, via Jonathan Bowen Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.