The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Congregational Christian Church / Pilgrim United Church of Christ
3011 Academy Road
Durham, North Carolina 27707

OHS Database ID 35807.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original state.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition September 22, 2017.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Two manuals. 11 stops. 16 registers. 14 ranks. 873 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.


  • 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:
    Extant; unaltered. (Database Manager. July 3, 2008)
  • Updated by Mark Webbink, who has heard or played the organ. (Steven E. Lawson. September 22, 2017)

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Spitzflote 16. Photograph by John Santoianni 2019-08-06
Console. Photograph by John Santoianni 2019-08-06
Swell Chest. Photograph by John Santoianni 2019-08-06
Great Action. Photograph by John Santoianni 2019-08-06
Dedication Plaque. Photograph by John Santoianni 2019-08-06

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  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives
    Durham, North Carolina
    Congregational Christian Church
    Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.   Opus 1474   1965
    2 manuals, 16 registers, 11 stops, 14 ranks
          GREAT ORGAN (2 1/2" wind)             SWELL ORGAN (3 1/2" wind)
       8' Spitzflöte        61               8' Viola da Gamba    61
       8' Rohrbordun        61               8' Viola Celeste     61
       4' Principal         61               8' Gedeckt           61
      IV  Mixture          244               4' Spillflöte        61
          Chimes            25 tubes         2' Octavin           61
                                             8' Hautbois          61
          PEDAL (3 1/2" wind)                   Tremulant
      16' Spitzflöte        12 GT
      16' Gedeckt           12 SW
       8' Octave            32
       8' Gedeckt           SW
       4' Superoctave       12
      16' Contre Hautbois   12 SW
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2014-09-07]
  • Click Here From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.