The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Westminster Presbyterian Church
4114 Allison Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa

OHS Database ID 17982.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition September 24, 2009.
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Technical Details

Slider chests. Balanced mechanical key action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 27 stops. 38 ranks. Manual compass is 56 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

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

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.


  • Information provided by John Panning, Dobson Pipe Organs, Ltd. (James Cook. May 3, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from Richard C Greene. -- This instrument was designed and partially constructed by Lawrence Phelps Associates of Erie, Pennsylvania. Upon the insolvency of Phelps- firm, Westminster contracted with Dobson to complete, install and voice the organ. (Database Manager. September 24, 2009)

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Organ Case, Facade and Keydesk. Photograph by Jim VandeBerg 2019-07-09

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  • Stoplist from Dobson website
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Westminster Presbyterian Church
    Dobson Organbuilders Ltd (Op 14, 1981)
    16 Quintaden 56
    8 Prinzipal 56
    8 Rohrflöte 56
    4 Oktav 56
    4 Spitzflöte 56
    2 Flachflöte 56
    1-1/3 Mixture V 280
    8 Trompete 56
    8 Gedackt 56
    8 Salizional 56 1-12 Haskell
    8 Vox Coelestis tc 44
    4 Prinzipal 56
    4 Koppelflöte 56
    2 Oktav 56
    1-1/3 Quinte 56
    2-2/3 Sesquialtera II 112
    1/2 Scharf IV 224
    8 Krummhorn 56
    16 Prinzipal 32
    16 Subbass 32
    8 Oktav 32
    8 Gedacktflöte 32
    4 Choralbass 32
    2 Mixture IV 128
    16 Fagott 32
    8 Trompete 32
    4 Schalmei 32
    [Received on line from Richard C Greene September 24, 2009.]
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