The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Residence: James Deering / Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
3251 S Miami Avenue
Miami, Florida 33129

OHS Database ID 25183.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been restored to a previous state.
The organ is in good condition and is used occasionally.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition Unknown.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 23 stops. 30 registers. 23 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.


  • Vizcaya was the winter residence of agricultural industrialist, James Deering. The palatial estate was acquired in 1952 and converted to a museum and art gallery - retaining the formal gardens for guest use. (Database Manager. February 10, 2007)
  • The organ was restored in 1992 by the Bush=Minnick Co. of Columbus, Ohio. (Database Manager. April 15, 2015)

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Console. Photograph by Tom Hoehn 2015-10-28
Console. Photograph by Tom Hoehn 2015-10-28
Console. Photograph by Tom Hoehn 2015-10-28
Console. Photograph by Tom Hoehn 2015-10-28
Residence Interior and Console. Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1960s)

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  • Specification from Bunn-Minnick Co. via Nicholas L. Fink
    Miami, Florida
    John Deering Residence (Vizcaya Museum & Gardens)
    Welte & Sons Co.  1917            3 manuals, 30 registers, 23 stops, 23 ranks
          GREAT ORGAN (Man. I)                    ORCHESTRAL ORGAN (Man. III)
       8' Diapason                 73          8' First Diapason (Diap)     GT
       8' Violin Diapason          73          8' Second Diapason  (Vln D)  GT
       8' Flute Traverso           73          8' Concert Flute (Fl. Tr.)   GT
       8' Violin Solo              73          8' Orchestral Violin (V.Cel) GT
       8' Viol d'Orchestre         73          8' Dulciana (VDO)            GT
       8' Voix Celeste             73          4' Piccolo (Fl. Harm.)       GT
       4' Flute Harmonic           61          8' Fagatto (Bassoon)         GT
       8' Bassoon                  61             Orchestral Super
          Harp                     61 n           Orchestral Sub
          Chimes                   25 n           Swell to Orchestral
          Great Super
          Great Sub                               ECHO ORGAN (never built)
          Swell to Great                       8' Concert Flute
          Swell to Great Super                 8' Cello (GT Violin Solo)
          Swell to Great Sub                   8' Dulcet
          Orchestral to Great                  8' Kleine Erzähler
                                               8' Quintaden
          SWELL ORGAN (Man. II)                8' French Horn
       8' Diapason                 73          8' Orchestral Oboe
       8' Philomela                73             Tremolo
       8' Bourdon                  73
       8' Flute Dolce              73             PEDAL ORGAN
       8' Viola di Gamba           73         16' Bourdon                   32
       8' Aeoline                  73         16' Violin Bass               32
       4' Viola                    61          8' Flute                     32
      16' Clarinet                 61         16' Trombone                  32
       8' Cornopean                61             Great to Pedal
       8' Oboe                     61             Swell to Pedal
       8' Vox Humana               61             Orchestral to Pedal
          Swell Super                             ORCHESTRAL EFFECTS
          Swell Sub                               Balance Swell Pedal
          Orchestral to Swell                     Crescendo
          Great Organ  PP  P  MF  F  Tutti  Cancel
          Swell Organ  PP  P  MF  F  Tutti  Cancel
          Orch./Echo   PP  P  MF  F  Tutti  Cancel
          Whole Organ  PP  P  MF  F  Tutti  Cancel
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2015-04-15]
  • Click Here Specification from Bunn-Minnick Co. via Nicholas L. Fink Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.