The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
Rt. 53 @ Airport Road
Lockport (Romeoville), Illinois 60441


OHS Database ID 38523.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
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 September 18, 2011.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 14 stops. 23 registers. 17 ranks. 934 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is at the front of the room, and some pipes are exposed. Non-traditional style console. The console is in a fixed position, left.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Identified from factory documents and publications courtesy of Stephen Schnurr. (Database Manager. January 12, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from Richard Siegel. -- The pipes are arranged in an "L" shape with the Great (unenclosed)speaking into the left transept and the swell and Bass 16'Diapason (unenclosed)speaking into the Nave from a modern-style arcade (Database Manager. September 20, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. September 18, 2011)
  • Seminary closed in 1980; became the St. Charles Borromeo Pastoral Center for the Diocese of Joliet; on the campus of Lewis College. (Jeff Scofield. January 14, 2014)

Online Documents

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Pipe Display. Möller Promotional Photo; collection of Jeff Scofield 1966-09-11
Console Panarama. Photograph by Alex Fries 2018-07-21
Great Pipe Display. Photograph by Alex Fries 2018-07-21
Expression Pedals, Toe Studs, and Pedalboard. Photograph by Alex Fries 2018-07-21

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  • Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
         Lockport (Romeoville), Illinois
         St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
         Möller   Op. 10094   1966   2/17
         GREAT (exposed)           SWELL                    PEDAL
      8' Principal    61        8' Rohrfloete    61     16' Contra Bass    32
      8' Bordun       61        8' Gemshorn      61     16' Rohrbourdon    12 SW
      4' Octave       61        4' Koppelfloete  61      8' Prinzipal      12
      2' Spitzfloete  61        2' Spitzfloete   61      8' Rohrfloete     SW
    III  Fourniture  183    1 1/3' Larigot       61      4' Octave         12
         Tremolo                8' Trompette     61      4' Rohrfloete     SW
         Super                  4' Trichterregal 61     II  Rauschquinte   64
                                   Tremolo              II  Scharf         24
                                   Sub                  16' Double Trumpet 12 SW
                                   Unison Off            8' Trompette      SW
                                   Super                 4' Clarion        SW
              [Received online from Jeff Scofield January 14, 2014]
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