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Trinity Lutheran Church
3015 S. 18th St.
Mount Vernon, Washington 98273

OHS Database ID 23817.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been destroyed and is no longer extant.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 9, 2014.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) unit chests.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 10 stops. 24 registers. 12 ranks. 751 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is at the front of the room, and some pipes are exposed. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, left.

Stop keys above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. No combination action. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- When this organ was originally installed, its present location was the rear gallery of the church. The church interior has since been reversed and the exposed chest is now in front above the chancel and communion table. (Database Manager. June 12, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The church had a fire in the wee hours of Sunday morning, August 5, 2012. About 25% of the building has been destroyed according to online news reports. Unknown what, if any, damage has been sustained to the organ. (Database Manager. August 8, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- I spoke with Rene Marceau today. He and associate Sean Haley went to see the organ today. The Swell is mostly destroyed with pipes seriously wilted or actually melted. The blower and relay are destroyed. The exposed Great survived. It is not yet determined if the Great windchest is salvageable or not. They will be returning tomorrow to remove the Great pipework and do further assessment. (Database Manager. August 17, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- A bid was given by the Marceau firm of Seattle for building a new organ utilizing what pipework survived, the original console, and new windchests and other new/recycled pipework. John Moir dba Balcom and Vaughan under-bid the Marceau bid and was going to provide a "new" organ. But ultimately, the church opted to acquire an electronic substitute and divert left-over insurance monies for the organ to other needs. What is to become of the surviving console, chests, and pipes in not yet known. (Database Manager. February 9, 2014)

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Exposed Great pipework in front. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1992-12-00
Console. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1992-12-00

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  • Stoplist copied from the console May 30, 1991
    Mount Vernon, Washington
    Trinity Lutheran Church
    BALCOM and VAUGHAN PIPE ORGANS, Inc., Opus 793, 1972 - Original Specifications
    GREAT                                        COUPLERS
       8     Prinzipal                  61          Swell to Pedal                  8,4
       8     Gedackt                    61          Great to Pedal                  8
       8     Rohr Flöte           (Sw)  --
       8     Spitz Gamba          (Sw)  --          Swell to Great               16,8,4
       4     Oktave                     61
       4     Flach Flöte          (Sw)  --
       III   Mixtur  19-22-26          183       FINGER PISTONS
       8     Hautbois             (Sw)  --          Sw. to Ped.                   (rev)  
             blank                                  Gt. to Ped.                   (rev)
             Chimes (Maas; ta-f2)      (21)
       Great to Great 4'                         TOE STUDS
                                                    Gt. to Ped.                   (rev)
    SWELL (Expressive)
       8     Rohr Flöte                 61       PEDAL MOVEMENTS
       8     Spitz Gamba                61          Expression                   (bal.)
       8     Spitz Gamba Celeste  (tc)  49          Crescendo                    (bal.) 
       4     Flach Flöte                61
       2     Rohr Flöte                 24
       1-1/3 Rohr Nasat         (R.F.)  --       ACTION: E-P unit 
       8     Hautbois                   61
             blank                               VOICES: 10     STOPS: 24; inc. chimes
                                                 RANKS: 12      PIPES: 751
       Swell to Swell 16'
       Swell Unison Off
       Swell to Swell 4'                         NOTES
                                                 When this organ was originally built,
                                                 the organ was in the rear gallery. The
    PEDAL                                        church interior was later reversed and
       16    Rohr Bass            (Sw)  12       the exposed Great chest is now in
       8     Oktav Bass                 32       front. The original cost of the organ
       8     Rohr Flöte           (Sw)  --       was $22,000.00.
       8     Spitz Gamba          (Sw)  --
       4     Choral Bass                12       The Swell 1-1/3' Rohr Nasat is taken
       II    Mixtur   22-26       (Gt)  --       from the Rohr Flote unit and plays for
       16    Basson               (Sw)  12       54 notes. The Pedal II Mixtur is taken 
       4     Hautbois             (Sw)  --       from the Great 8' Prinzipal.
                                                 Sources: B&V opus list; extant organ
     [Received from James R. Stettner 2012-08-16.]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from the console May 30, 1991 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.