The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Central Avenue Methodist / Old Centrum
Indianapolis, Indiana

OHS Database ID 27227.

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 July 23, 2007.
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Technical Details

Slider chests. Electric key action. Electric stop action.

Two manuals. 32 ranks.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front.


  • Electrification of Sanborn & Son organ of 1892. (James Cook. July 23, 2007)

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  • Schnurr, Jr., Stephen J.. "Old Centrum, Indianapolis, Indiana," 2007 Organ Atlas: Central Indiana Region (pp. 146-158). [Stoplists, photographs]

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Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Facade. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2006-06-17
Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-08-16
Sanctuary interior to rear. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-08-16
Stenciled facade pipes. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-08-16
Console and facade. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-08-16
Ceiling. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-08-16

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  • From 2007 convention program
    Old Centrum, Indianapolis, IN
    Sanborn organ as rebuilt in 1921 by the Seeburg-Smith Co.
    16' Open Diapason
    8' Open Diapason
    8' Dopple Flute
    8' Melodia
    8' Gamba
    8' Dulciana
    4' Octave
    4' Concert Flute
    2-2/3' Octave Quint
    2' Super Octave
    III Mixture
    8' Trumpet
    8' Clarinet
    16' Bourdon Bass
    16' Bourdon Treble
    8' Violin Diapason
    8' Gedackt Bass
    8' Gedackt Treble
    8' Aeoline
    8' Celeste
    4' Principal
    4' Flute Harmonique
    4' Violin
    2' Piccolo
    III Mixture
    8' Bassoon Bass
    8' Oboe
    8' Vox Humana
    16' Open Diapason
    16' Bourdon
    8' Cello
     [Received from Connor Annable 2011-08-31.]
  • Click Here From 2007 convention program Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.