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Laurel Heights Methodist Church
227 W. Woodlawn
San Antonio, Texas 78212

OHS Database ID 35384.

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Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition August 5, 2009.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 34 stops. 39 registers. 37 ranks. 2263 pipes. 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.


  • Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Most pipework used in rebuild and enlargement by Roy Redman in 1991 with new case, slider chests and Antiphonal division. (Database Manager. June 10, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Richard W. Parrigan. -- Installation of this organ was in 1954. Finance committee authorized the purchase in 1952. February 12, 1950, the Board of Stewards authorized the Music Committee to get the church's name on the waiting list of the Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company. (Database Manager. August 5, 2009)

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  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives
    San Antonio, Texas
    Laurel Heights Methodist Church
    Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.   Opus 1209   1952    3 manuals, 34 stops, 37 ranks
               GREAT ORGAN                                SWELL ORGAN
           16' Quintaton           61                  8' Rohrflöte           68
            8' Diapason            61                  8' Viola Pomposa       68
            8' Holzgedeckt         61                  8' Viola Celeste       68
            4' Octave              61                  8' Flauto Dolce        68
            4' Flute               61                  8' Flute Celeste (TC)  56
               Rauschquinte II    122                  4' Geigen              68
               Chimes                                  4' Flute Harmonique    68
                                                       2' Zauberflöte         61
               CHOIR ORGAN                                Plein Jeu III      183
            8' Koppelflöte         68                 16' Fagotto             68
            8' Dulciana            68                  8' Trompette           68
            8' Unda Maris (TC)     56                  4' Hautbois            68
            4' Nachthorn           68                     Tremulant
        2 2/3' Rohr Nasat          61
            2' Blockflöte          61                     PEDAL ORGAN
        1 3/5' Tierce              61                 16' Contre Basse        32
            8' Cromorne            68                 16' Contra Viola        12 SW
               Tremulant                              16' Rohrbass            12 SW
                                                      16' Quintaton           GT
               ECHO ORGAN                              8' Spitz Principal     32
            8' Viol d'Amour        61                  8' Gedeckt             SW
            8' Vox Angelica (TC)   49                  4' Choralbass          32
            8' Cor de Nuit         61                 16' Fagotto             SW
            4' Fern Flute          61                     Chimes              GT
            8' Vox Humana          61
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2015-04-15]
  • Click Here From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.