The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Congregational Church
Elyria, Ohio

OHS Database ID 37883.

Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 28, 2017.

Technical Details

Three manuals. 33 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room.

Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual. Concave radiating pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Identified through information published in John Ferguson's Walter Holtkamp: American Organ Builder (DMA treatise, Eastman School of Music, 1976). Although neither Votteler-Holtkamp-Sparling nor their successor Holtkamp Organ Co. assigned Opus numbers to their instruments, this organ was identified in factory documents as Job number 1640. That number appears here as the Opus number of this instrument. (Database Manager. December 21, 2008)
  • Updated by Dylan Sanzenbacher, who has heard or played the organ. (Database Manager. July 28, 2017)

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Church Exterior. Photograph by Brad Engelland 2017-06-26
Sanctuary, Exposed Pipes and Chamber Screen. Photograph by Brad Engelland 2017-06-26
Console. Photograph by Brad Engelland 2017-06-26
Manuals and Stop Tabs. Photograph by Brad Engelland 2017-06-26

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  • Stoplist copied from The Diapason January 1950
        Elyria, Ohio
        First Congregational Church
        Holtkamp   Job 1640   1949   3/33
        GREAT                          CHOI
    16' Quintaton        61         8' Concert Flute     61
     8' Principal        61         8' Dulciana          61
     8' Stopped Diapason 61         8' Flute Celeste II 117
     4' Octave           61         4' Flute d'Amour     61
     4' Rohrflöte        61     2 2/3' Nazard            61
    IV  Mixture         244         2' Doublette         61
                                1 3/5' Tierce            61
        SWELL                       8' Cremona           61
     8' Geigen Principal 61            PEDAL
     8' Rohrflöte        61
     8' Salicional       61        16' Contrabass        32
     8' Voix Celeste     56        16' Subbass           32
     8' Aeoline          61        16' Quintaton         GT
     4' Octave Geigen    61         8' Octave            32
     4' Flauto Traverso  61         8' Violone           32
     8' Trompette        61         8' Flauto Dolce      32
     4' Oboe Clarion     61         4' Choralbass        12
        Tremolo                     4' Flute             12
                                   16' Posaune           32
                                    8' Trumpet           12
          [Received from Jeff Scofield January 5, 2016]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from The Diapason January 1950 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.