The OHS Pipe Organ Database

West Anaheim United Methodist Church
2045 W. Ball Road
Anaheim, California 92804


OHS Database ID 35923.

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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 March 22, 2012.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 40 stops. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, right.

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


  • Identified through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Described as a rebuild of a Skinner, but it is unknown which Skinner it is. (Database Manager. July 11, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from James Newton. -- Organ was acquired from 1st Methodist Church of Glendale. After funds were obtained, Ken Simpson was commissioned to re-build and update chests, pipeworks (including some new ranks), new console, and install the instrument at West Anaheim Methodist Church sanctuary. (Database Manager. March 22, 2012)
  • Database Manager's Note:
    The organ installed in Glendale's First Methodist in 1944 (a war time instrument, remember) was the result of combining Skinner Opus 449 (1923) and a California Organ Co. instrument of 1917. (James Cook. May 22, 2014)

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Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2001-01-16
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2001-01-16

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  • . Source: Stoplist copied from the console January 16, 2001
           Anaheim, California
           West Anaheim United Methodist Church
           Kenneth Simpson   1964
           GREAT                 CHOIR
        8' Prinzipal          8' Diapason
        8' Bourdon            8' Gedeckt
        4' Octave             8' Flute Celeste II
        4' Spitz Flute        4' Principal
        2' Principal          4' Koppel Flute
        V  Mixture        2 2/3' Nazard
           Sub                2' Block Flute
           Unison Off     1 3/5' Tierce
           Super             II  Cymbel
                              8' Clarinet
           SWELL                 Tremulant
        8' Rohr Flute            Unison Off
        8' Gambe                 Super
        8' Gambe Celeste
        4' Principal             PEDAL
        4' Wald Flute
        2' Doublette         16' Open Diapason
    1 1/3' Larigot           16' Bourdon
      III  Mixture           16' Violone
        8' Trumpet           16' Gedeckt
        4' Clarion            8' Principal
           Tremulant          8' Bourdon
           Sub                8' Violoncello
           Unison Off         4' Choralbass
           Super              4' Flute
                              2' Prinzipal
                            III  Mixture
                             16' Trombone
                              8' Trombone
                              4' Trombone
    [Received from Jeff Scofield May 25, 2019]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist copied from the console January 16, 2001 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.