The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Holy Evangelists Episcopal Chapel
Potomac & Dillon Sts.
Baltimore, Maryland

OHS Database ID 3213.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been removed from this location and is currently in storage.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 19, 2008.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

One manual. 9 stops. 9 ranks.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. There are hinged doors that enclose keyboards. There is an attached keydesk en fenêtre.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. Trigger/hitch-down swell. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. Flat straight pedalboard.


  • Status Note: There 1991. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • From Church of Our Savior, Broadway & McElderry Street. Here since at least 1913. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from David M Storey. -- Church of the Holy Evangelists was closed in 1995. The organ was purchased from the Diocese of Maryland by David Storey and has been in storage since. All parts are extant. (Database Manager. November 20, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from David M Storey. -- Several sets of pipes are labelled with the date 1852. Others have the date 1853. They all are signed by Samuel Hammel and indicate NYC. During this period we know Hammel was an employee of Henry Erben. Because the actual construction of the organ is not quite as elegant as the work from Erbens NYC factory, it is believed that this organ was built in Erbens Baltimore branch workshop and the pipes shipped from New York. This leads us to dispute the long standing practice of referring to this as a Jardine organ. (Database Manager. November 21, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from David M Storey. -- The instument was sold to Jack Nelson of Nelson Woodworking in 601 West Main Road. Little Compton, Rhode Island in 2006. (Database Manager. February 19, 2008)

Online Documents

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Organ facade. Photograph by Tim Drewes 1991-07-09

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