The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Church of Christ, Scientist
610 Grove Street
Evanston, Illinois 60201

OHS Database ID 22169.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 15, 2012.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 23 stops. 32 registers. 23 ranks. 1342 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers at the center front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, left.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Adjustable combination pistons. Concave radiating pedalboard.


  • Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Three ranks have been added to the organ by an unidentified individual or firm. (Database Manager. December 5, 2005)
  • Updated 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:
    (Database Manager. December 20, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Building sold in 2001 to the Music Institute of Chicago. (Database Manager. February 15, 2012)

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  • Stoplist from The Aeolian-Skinner Archives
    Evanston, Illinois
    First Church of Christ, Scientist
    Ernest M. Skinner Co.   Opus 208   1913   3 manuals, 23 stops, 23 ranks
             GREAT ORGAN                          SWELL ORGAN
         16' Bourdon           17 PED         16' Bourdon           73
          8' Diapason          61              8' Diapason          73
          8' Philomela        PED              8' Gedackt           73
          8' Erzähler          61              8' Salicional        73
          8' Dulciana          61              8' Voix Celestes     73
          8' Gedackt           SW              8' Aeoline           73
          4' Flute             SW              8' Unda Maris (TC)   61
          8' Cornopean         SW              4' Octave            73
                                               4' Flute             73
             CHOIR ORGAN                       2' Flautino          61
          8' Geigen Principal  73             16' Posaune           73
          8' Concert Flute     73              8' Cornopean         73
          4' Flute             73              8' Flugel Horn       73
          8' Clarinet          73              8' Vox Humana        73
             Tremolo                              Tremolo
                                                  PEDAL ORGAN
                                              16' Diapason          32
                                              16' First Bourdon     32
                                              16' Second Bourdon    SW
                                               8' Octave            12
                                               8' Still Gedackt     SW
                                              16' Posaune           SW
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2016-04-26]
  • Click Here Stoplist from The Aeolian-Skinner Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.