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St. Columba's Episcopal Church
1021 Manistique Street
Detroit, Michigan 48215

OHS Database ID 23464.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been relocated and is no longer at this location.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition June 23, 2016.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 22 stops. 27 registers. 26 ranks. 1713 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 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:
    Extant, unaltered. (Database Manager. May 8, 2006)
  • Updated through information from Laurence Libin: -- E. M. Skinner op. 705 in St. Columba Episcopal, Detroit, has been offered to St. Michael's Episcopal in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., due to closure of St. Columba in 2004. St. Michael's is planning a capital campaign to fund the relocation. The organ is reportedly in very good shape and basically untouched except for some water damage to the console. (James Cook. September 25, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Ray Ahrens. (Database Manager. September 25, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from Kevin O'Connor. -- Removed/Rescued from St. Columba's and awaiting installation in St. Michael's. (Database Manager. December 22, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from John Muller. -- St. Michael's Episcopal Church of Grosse Pointe Woods Michigan has contracted with Muller Pipe Organ Company of Croton Ohio for the complete restoration of the organ over the course of the next three years, with installation scheduled approximately summer 2015. A replica console will be provided due to water damage to the console; also,it is not in original condition as it was previously modified with solid state combination action and replacement drawknobs, tilting tablets, etc. (Database Manager. August 15, 2012)

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  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives
    Detroit, Michigan
    St. Columba's Episcopal Church
    Skinner Organ Company   Opus 705   1928       3 manuals, 22 stops, 26 ranks
             GREAT ORGAN                            SWELL ORGAN
         16' Bourdon              5 PED          8' Diapason            73
          8' First Diapason      61              8' Rohr Flute          73
          8' Second Diapason     61              8' Salicional          73
          8' Flute Harmonique    61              8' Voix Celeste (TC)   61
          4' Principal           61              4' Octave              73
         II  Grave Mixture      122             IV  Mixture            244
                                                16' Waldhorn            73
             CHOIR ORGAN                         8' Trumpet             73
          8' Orchestral Flute    73              8' Oboe d'Amore        73
          8' Dulciana            73              8' Vox Humana          73
          8' Unda Maris (TC)     61                 Tremolo
          4' Flute Harmonique    73
          8' Clarinet            73                 PEDAL ORGAN
             Tremolo                            16' Diapason            32
                                                16' Bourdon             32
                                                 8' Octave              12
                                                 8' Gedeckt             12
                                                 4' Flute               12
                                                16' Waldhorn            SW
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2016-06-23]
  • Click Here From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.