The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Trinity Lutheran Church
212 West 12th Street
Grand Island, Nebraska 68801


OHS Database ID 37916.

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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 March 20, 2020.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 19 stops. 20 registers. 25 ranks. 1409 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a gallery at the rear of the room and some pipes are exposed. Non-traditional style console.

Stop keys above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal.


  • Identified through research conducted by Sand Lawn, courtesy of David Scribner. Rebuilt by Holtkamp in 1966. (Database Manager. August 17, 2009) (Database Manager. December 22, 2008)
  • Updated 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 1670. That number appears here as the Opus number of this instrument. This Job Number has two dates on Ferguson's list: 1954 and 1966. (James Cook. August 17, 2009)
  • Renovated by Bedient in 2009. (Jeff Scofield. August 30, 2019) (James Stettner. March 20, 2020)

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  • Blanton, Joseph. The Organ in Church Design. (Albany, Texas: Venture Press, 1957), [0]

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Organ in rear gallery. Builder's promotional photo in The Diapason, November 1, 1954, No. 12, Whole No. 540, pg. 9

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  • Stoplist copied from The Diapason November 1954
        Grand Island, Nebraska
        Trinity Lutheran Church
        Holtkamp   Job 1670   1954   3/26
        GREAT                       POSITIV
    16' Quintadena     61        8' Gedeckt    61
     8' Principal      61        4' Spitzflöte 61
     8' Rohrflöte      61        2' Principal  61
     4' Octave         61    1 1/3' Larigot    61
    IV  Mixture       244      III  Cymbal    183
        SWELL                       PEDAL
     8' Copula         61       16' Subbass    32
     8' Gamba          61       16' Quintadena GT
     4' Gemshorn       61        8' Octave     32
     2' Nachthorn      61        4' Choralbass 32
    II  Sesquialtera  122        2' Fugara     32
    [Received from Jeff Scofield January 6, 2016]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from The Diapason November 1954 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.