The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Dayton Art Institute
456 Belmonte Park N
Dayton, Ohio 45405

Renaissance Hall

OHS Database ID 23534.

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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 November 28, 2018.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Two manuals. 18 stops. 35 registers. 21 ranks. 1326 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, right.

Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible 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:
    With player attachment; extant; player dismantled. (Database Manager. May 8, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from Michael Hughes. (Database Manager. July 24, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from Lawrence Stofer. -- Chambers at the back of the stage. Pipework has much G.D. Harrison influence with more spotted metal pipes than earlier Skinners. (Database Manager. September 22, 2009)
  • Updated by Matthew Hunt, who maintains the organ.
    Swell chamber pipe work is 73 notes for all ranks, 183 pipes for the Mixture III. In the Great chamber the violoncello and the Rohr Flute are 73 note pipe work; everything else is 61 notes. As of October 2017, all windchests were rebuilt and completed by the Hunt Krewson Pipe organ services of Dayton. Double Primary actions on duplex windchests were rebuilt completely by the Columbia Organ Company in Pa. (Steven E. Lawson. November 24, 2017)
  • Updated by Matthew Hunt, who maintains the organ.

    (Stephen Hall. November 28, 2018)

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: From Allen Kinzey
    Dayton, Ohio
    The Dayton Art Institute - Renaissance Hall
    Skinner Organ Company   Opus 749   1929
    2 manuals, 35 registers, 18 stops, 21 ranks
                MANUAL I
                -----Expression I------
             8' Diapason             73
             8' Harmonic Flute       73
             8' Salicional           73
             8' Voix Celeste         73
             8' Flute Celeste II    110
             4' Octave               73
           III  Mixture             183
             8' Harp (TC)            --
             4' Celesta              61 bars
                -----Expression II-----
             8' Rohrflöte            73
             8' Violoncello          73
             4' Flute                61
             8' Tuba                 61
             8' French Horn          61
             8' Clarinet             61
             8' English Horn         61
             8' Vox Humana           61
                Tremolo (entire organ)
                MANUAL II
                Duplicate of MANUAL I
                PEDAL ORGAN
            16' Sub Bass             32
            16' Echo Lieblich        32
             8' Octave               12
             8' Gedeckt              12
            16' Trombone             32
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-03-27]
  • Click Here Typed stoplist. Source: From Allen Kinzey Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.