The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Evangelical Lutheran Church
101 N. Main Street
Woodsboro, Maryland 21798

OHS Database ID 2284.

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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 June 23, 2014.
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Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 11 stops. 11 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on flat jambs.


  • Electric blower installed 1921. Tubular-pneumatic action to pedals and offset manual basses. Restored c. 1991 by R. J. Brunner & Co who also added a trumpet stop on the Great. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Miriam Meglan. (Database Manager. August 16, 2013)
  • Updated by John Igoe, using information found in Organ Handbook, 1991. -- Recital given during 1991 OHS Convention. (Database Manager. June 23, 2014)

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Building interior. Photograph by Knowles Little 2013-08-17
Builder's name - stenciled. Photograph by Knowles Little 2013-08-17

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  • Typed Specification. Source: from The Tracker, vol. 47, no. 1 (January 2003)
    Woodsboro, Maryland
    Evangelical Lutheran Church
    Carl Barckhoff   1914
    Restored with changes by R. J. Brunner and Co.  1991
    2 manuals, 11 stops, 11 ranks
                    GREAT ORGAN
                 8' Open Diapason        61
                 8' Dulciana             61
                 8' Melodia              61
                 8' Viola di Gamba       61
                 4' Principal            61
                    SWELL ORGAN
                 8' Violin Diapason      49
                      (common bass)
                 8' Stopped Diapason     61
                 8' Salicional           61
                 4' Flute                61
                 8' Trumpet              61  (1991)
                    PEDAL ORGAN
                16' Bourdon              27
                    COUPLERS (on-off pistons)
                    Swell to Pedal
                    Swell to Great
                    Great to Pedal
                    Great Forte
                    Great Piano
                    Electric blower (1921)
                    Originally Ross Water Motor
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2018-05-15]
  • Click Here Typed Specification. Source: from The Tracker, vol. 47, no. 1 (January 2003) Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.