The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. John's/South Shore Methodist Church
7350 S. Jeffery Blvd.
Chicago, Illinois 60649

OHS Database ID 31622.

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Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
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 November 28, 2007.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 15 stops. 28 registers. 15 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Stop keys above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Identified from factory documents and publications courtesy of Stephen Schnurr. (Database Manager. November 28, 2007)
  • Merger in 1973 of Southfield, South Shore and St. John's United Methodist Churches became South Shore United Methodist Church, using the St. John's facilities. (Jeff Scofield. August 9, 2019)

Online Documents

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Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2010-11-19
Chancel and chamber opening. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2010-11-19
Console. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2010-11-19
Church exterior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2010-11-19

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  • . Source: Stoplist copied from the factory specifications via the OHS Archives
       Chicago, Illinois
       St. John's/South Shore Methodist Church
       Möller   Op. 5249   1928   2/15
       GREAT                       SWELL                       PEDAL
    8' Open Diapason  73       16' Bourdon          61     32' Diapason Resultant --
    8' Doppel Flute   73        8' Open Diapason    73     16' Dbl Open Diapason  32
    8' Viole d'Gamba  73        8' Stopped Diapason 12     16' Bourdon            32
    8' Melodia        73        8' Salicional       73     16' Lieblich Gedeckt   SW
    8' Dulciana       73        8' Vox Celeste      61      8' Octave Bass        12
    4' Principal      --        8' Dolce            73      8' Bass Flute         12
    4' Flute Traverso --        4' Violin           --      8' Violoncello        12
    8' Tuba           73        4' Flute d'Amour    12
       Sub                  2 2/3' Nazard            7
       Unison Off               2' Flautina          5
       Super                    8' Cornopean        73
       Chimes       prep        8' Oboe             73
                                8' Vox Humana       61
                                   Unison Off
                                   Harp           prep
                       [Received from Jeff Scofield August 12, 2019]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist copied from the factory specifications via the OHS Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.