The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. John the Baptist R.C. Church / German Lutheran Church
1 Grand St.
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

OHS Database ID 398.

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Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
The organ needs repairs, but is in usable condition.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 9, 2017.
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Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 13 stops. 11 ranks.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. There are hinged doors that enclose keyboards. There is an attached keydesk en fenêtre.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. No combination action. Flat straight pedalboard.


  • Status Note: There 1990. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Bldg was German Lutheran. Purchased by St. John in 1920's. Organ purchased by Lutherans 2nd hand bet. 1866 and 1920's. . Restored c. 1990 by Susan Tattershall. Compass 61/25. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated by Joseph Bertolozzi, who has heard or played the organ. (Steven E. Lawson. July 9, 2017)

Online Documents

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: From Joseph Bertolozzi
    Poughkeepsie, New York
    St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church
    Ferris & Stuart   1858   2 manuals, 13 registers, 11 stops, 11 ranks
                 GREAT ORGAN
              8' Open Diapason                 61   metal
              8' Kerolophone [sic] (TC)        49   metal
              8' Stopped Diapason Bass         12   wood
              8' Stopped Diapason Treble (TC)  49   metal
              4' Principal                     61   metal
              4' Rohr Flute (TC)               49   metal
              2' Fifteenth                     61   metal
                 SWELL ORGAN
              8' Stopped Diapason Bass         12   wood
              8' Stopped Diapason (TC)         49   wood
              8' Dulciana (TC)                 49   metal
              8' Viola d'Amore (TC)            49   metal Bell Gamba
              4' Principal (TC)                49   metal
                 PEDAL ORGAN
             16' Bourdon                       25   wood
                 Swell to Great
                 Swell to Pedal
                 Great to Pedal
                 Pedal Check
    [Received from Joseph Bertolozzi  2017-07-09]
  • Click Here Typed stoplist. Source: From Joseph Bertolozzi Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.
  • Digital scan of a published document, courtesy of Joseph Bertolozzi.. Source: Article PDF document; -- will open in a new window or tab.