The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church
411 North Montgomery Street
Gary, Indiana 46403

OHS Database ID 38071.

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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 April 17, 2012.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 6 stops. 27 registers. 7 ranks. 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. Traditional style console. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Combination action thumb pistons.


  • Identified from factory documents and publications courtesy of Stephen Schnurr. (Database Manager. January 2, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. April 17, 2012)

Online Documents

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Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr
Gallery and exposed pipes. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr
Console. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr
Stained glass window. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr
Sanctuary interior to rear. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr
Church exterior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr

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  • Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
        Gary, Indiana
        Bethel Lutheran Church
        Möller   Op. 9655   1961   2/7
        GREAT               SWELL              PEDAL
    16' Bourdon          8' Gedeckt        16' Bourdon
     8' Principal        8' Gemshorn        8' Principal
     8' Rohrflöte        4' Nachthorn       8' Rohrflöte
     8' Gemshorn         4' Gemshorn        8' Gemshorn
     4' Octave           2' Nachthorn       4' Octave
     4' Flute           16' Trompette       4' Nachthorn
     2' Super Octave     8' Trompette      II  Mixture
     2' Flautino         4' Trompette      16' Trompette
    II  Mixture             Tremolo         8' Trompette
        Tremolo                             4' Trompette
      [Received online from Jeff Scofield April 16, 2012]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from the factory specifications Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.