The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Unitarian Church
Portland, Maine

OHS Database ID 22099.

Status and Condition

The organ is no longer at this location, and is presumed destroyed, dispersed or relocated.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition November 29, 2005.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 24 stops. 29 registers. 24 ranks. 1433 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.


  • Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Retained 1853 Hall & Labagh case; altered in 1959 and 1961,#173-A and #173-B. Replaced in 1993 by 3/32 Austin. (Database Manager. November 29, 2005)

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  • Stoplist from OHS Archives, via Jonathan Bowen
    Portland, Maine	
    First Unitarian Society
    The Ernest M. Skinner Co.   Opus 173   1909
    3 manuals, 29 registers, 24 stops, 24 ranks
            GREAT ORGAN                          SWELL ORGAN
        16' Bourdon           19 PED         16' Bourdon           61
         8' First Diapason    61              8' Diapason          61
         8' Second Diapason   61              8' Gedackt           61
         8' Clarabella        61              8' Salicional        61
         8' Erzähler          61              8' Voix Celestes     61
         4' Octave            61              8' Aeoline           61
                                              8' Unda Maris (TC)   49
            CHOIR ORGAN       61              4' Violin            61
         8' Geigen Principal  61              4' Flute             61
         8' Concert Flute     61              2' Flautino          61
         4' Flauto Traverso   61              8' Cornopean         61
         8' Clarinet                          8' Oboe              61
                                              8' Vox Humana        61
                                                 PEDAL ORGAN
                                             16' Diapason          30
                                             16' First Bourdon     30
                                             16' Second Bourdon    SW
                                         10 2/3' Quinte            --
                                              8' Octave            12
                                              8' Gedackt           12
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2016-07-09]
  • Click Here Stoplist from OHS Archives, via Jonathan Bowen Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.