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Catholic Parish of the Holy Spirit
7409 W. Clearwater
Kennewick, Washington 99336

OHS Database ID 22467.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
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 June 24, 2014.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 33 stops. 11 registers. 11 ranks. 822 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.

Stop keys above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Adjustable combination pistons. Concave radiating pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- This organ was reportedly originally built for a Synagogue in New Jersey. It was purchased by the Catholic Parish of the Holy Spirit in 1998 and was removed and reinstalled by members of the parish. After its installation, Mr. Harold Curryer of Spokane made some tonal changes and replaced the original relays with new Peterson components. (Database Manager. December 29, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. (Database Manager. June 8, 2014)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. (Database Manager. June 20, 2014)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. (Database Manager. June 24, 2014)

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Console. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1992-12-00
Console: manuals and stoprail. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1992-12-00
Console: pedalboard, toe studs, & pedal movements. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1992-12-00

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  • Stoplist copied from the console February 18, 1995
    Kennewick, Washington
    Catholic Parish of the Holy Spirit
    HILLGREEN, LANE & CO., Opus ___, 19__ - Original Specifications
    GREAT (Expressive w/Choir)                   SWELL (Expressive)
       8     Diapason                   73                blank
       8     Flute                (Ch)  --                blank
       8     Viole                (Ch)  --          16    Bourdon                    12
       8     Dulciana             (Ch)  --          8     Diapason                   73
       4     Octave Flute         (Ch)  --          8     Salicional                 73
       2     Flautina             (Ch)  --          8     Aeoline                    73
       8     Trumpet                    73          8     Stopped Flute              61
             blank                                  4     Flute d'Amour              12
             blank                                  2-2/3 Quint Flute                 7
             Great Tremolo                          2     Flageolet                   5
             Chimes (Mayland; a22-f42) (21)         8     Oboe                       73
       Great Unison Release                               Swell Tremolo
       Great 4' Great                      
                                                    Swell 16' Swell
                                                    Swell Unison Release
    CHOIR (Expressive)                              Swell 4' Swell
       16    Contra Dolce               12
       8     Melodia                    61
       8     Viole d'Orchestre          61       PEDAL (Expressive)
       8     Dolce                      73                blank
       4     Flute                      12                blank
       4     Violetta                   12          16    Bourdon                    32
       4     Dulcet                     12          16    Viole Bass           (Ch)  --
       3-1/3 Tierce Flute  [sic]         7          16    Lieb. Ged.           (Sw)  --
       2     Piccolo                     5          8     Violin-Cello         (Ch)  --
             blank                                  8     Flute                (Sw)  --
             Choir Tremolo                          4     Octave Dolce         (Ch)  --
             Chimes               (Gt)  --
       Choir 16' Choir
       Choir Unison Release
       Choir 4' Choir
    COUPLERS                                     FINGER PISTONS
       Swell 8'  Pedal                              General                       1 – 4
       Swell 4'  Pedal                              Swell                         1 – 4
       Great 8'  Pedal                              Great                         1 – 4
       Choir 8'  Pedal                              Choir                         1 – 4
       Swell 16' Great
       Swell 8'  Great                           TOE STUDS (wooden)
       Swell 4'  Great                              Pedal                         1 - 4
       Choir 16' Great                              Great to Ped. Reversible      (rev)
       Choir 8'  Great                              Sforz.                        (rev)
       Choir 4'  Great
       Swell 16' Choir                           PEDAL MOVEMENTS
       Swell 8'  Choir                              Gt/Ch Expression             (bal.)
       Swell 4'  Choir                              Swell Expression             (bal.)            
                                                    Crescendo                    (bal.)                    
       Great 8'  Swell                                                
       Coupler Cancel
    ACTION: E-P primary & unit     VOICES: 11      STOPS: 31      RANKS: 11      PIPES: 834
    This organ was originally built for a Synagogue in New Jersey. It was removed and rein-
    stalled in Kennewick by members of the Holy Spirit Parish.
    All string basses are of open wood for notes 1-12. The Pedal 16 Viole Bass is actually
    the 16' Contra Dolce. 
    In 19__, Mr. Harold B. Curryer of Spokane added a new Peterson solid state relay, and effected
    some tonal changes. In the Swell, the original 8' Aeoline pipes were removed from tenor C and
    up, and the original Choir 8' Viole d'Orchestre was inserted in its place - to be tuned sharp
    of the 8' Salicional as a Voix Celeste.
    In the Choir, the removed 8' Viole d'Orchestre was replaced with a used Open Diapason from 4'
    C and up. It is of a smaller scale than the Hillgreen Lane Open Diapason. It was renamed 4'
    Octave at the console, and plays on the Great at 4' pitch, on the Choir at 4' and 2' pitch,
    and in the Pedal at 4' pitch. An engraved 8' Schalmei tablet was inserted into the Choir,
    presumably in preparation for another set of pipes. Chimes were also added to the organ, and
    are playable from either the Great or the Choir.
    The Choir 3-1/3' Tierce Flute is a source of both amusement and mystery. If it did originally
    speak a Tierce pitch, then the stoptablet was engraved with the wrong fraction. 1-3/5' Tierce
    would have been correct. It presently functions as a unit Nasard just like the 2-2/3' Quint
    Flute on the Swell. This may have been another change made by Mr. Curryer. In either case, the
    nomenclature and/or the pitch given have seemingly never been correct!
    The 8' basses of the 8' Viole d'Orchestre, 8' Dulciana, 8' Salicional, and 8' Aeoline are all
    made of open wood, and the pipes are bearded. The Pedal 16' Viole Bass is actually an extension
    of the 8' Dulciana, and it, too, is of open wood.
    One of two engraved plaques at the console read as follows:
                                    Rebuilt and Installed by
                                  George Fox, Glenn Hollenberg
                                   Pat McKenna, Tony Milewski
                             Gary Schnitz, Bill Schuck, John Sivulka
                            Ken and Karen Wessels, Bill & John Zilar.
    The other plaque reads:
                                         Chimes Gift of
                                         Frank Blondin
                                          In Memory of
                                     Mother Marie Ann S.S.A.
                                  Edmond and Mabel Cyr Blondin
    Sources: Parish records; JRS; extant, altered organ
     [Received from James R. Stettner 2013-02-25.]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from the console February 18, 1995 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.