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Hamline Methodist Church / Simson-Hamline United Methodist Church
4501 16th Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20011

OHS Database ID 23113.

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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 August 18, 2010.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 24 stops. 29 registers. 27 ranks. 1810 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, left.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on flat jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs.


  • 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:
    Built in Westfield; extant and unaltered; never completed to original specifications. (Database Manager. March 9, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from Jonathan M. Bowen. -- The organ is well kept after by Lewis & Hitchcock. (The church is actually where Mr. Lewis attended.) The console is prepared for 11 more ranks of pipes. (Drawknobs were engraved at factory.) The organ is a true gem to play. The Harp is in its own swell box, mechanically operated from a linkage to the choir expression shades. The organ sits on a ledge at the front of the church... no chambers, just a facade across the front. (Database Manager. August 18, 2010)

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  • Jonathan Bowen
    Washington, D.C.
    Hamline Methodist Church
    Skinner Organ Co.   Op. 534   1925   3 manuals   29 stops   27 ranks
            GREAT                                   SWELL
        16' Bourdon            17 PED           16' Bourdon             73
         8' First Diapason     61                8' Diapason            73
         8' Second Diapason    pf                8' Gedeckt             73
         8' Claribel Flute     61                8' Salicional          73
         4' Octave             61                8' Voix Celeste        73
         V  Mixture            pf                8' Flute Celeste II   134
         8' Tromba             61                4' Triangle Flute      73
            Chimes             25 tubes          2' Harmonic Piccolo    61
                                               III  Mixture            183
            CHOIR                                8' Cornopean           73
         8' Concert Flute      73                8' Flugel Horn         73
         8' Dulciana           73                8' Vox Humana          73
         4' Flute d'Amour      73                4' Clarion             pf
     2 2/3' Nazard             61                   Tremolo
         8' French Horn        73
         8' Clarinet           73                   PEDAL
            Tremolo                             16' Diapason            32
            Harp               pf               16' Bourdon             32
            Celesta                             16' Echo Bourdon        SW
                                                 8' Octave              12
            ECHO (prepared for)                  8' Gedeckt             12
         8' Chimney Flute                        8' Still Gedeckt       SW
         8' Muted Viole                             Chimes              GT
         4' Fern Flute
         8' Vox Humana
     [Received from Steven E. Lawson 2013-09-20.]
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