The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Christ Church, Episcopal (Old North)
193 Salem St.
Boston, Massachusetts 02113

OHS Database ID 41284.

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Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition June 8, 2009.

Technical Details

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 25 stops. 32 registers. 30 ranks. 1576 pipes. Manual compass is 56 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.


  • Identified through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- The original 1759 Thomas Johnston organ, rebuilt and altered by Goodrich in 1821, was rebuilt and altered by Hutchings in 1884; the Schlicker rebuild reversed the Hutchings changes and added new pipework; the Johnston case was retained, with some of its pipes made to speak again. Replaced or replaced in 1991 by A. David Moore in the same case. (Database Manager. June 8, 2009)

Online Documents

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  • Schlicker Organs. Consultants, some details of the rebuild, photograph, stoplist. Source: Schlicker Organ Co. brochure. Document Date. Unknown. Document received from William G. Barnes 2018-06-12.

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Nave, Gallery, and Organ Case. Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1962)

Pipe organs in Massachusetts sponsored by Mssrs. Czelusniak et Dugal.

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  • Stoplist from The American Organist October 1959
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Christ Episcopal (Old North) Church
    Schlicker   2/32   1958
    The organ was rebuilt and enlarged by Schlicker; the flue pipes were
    supplied with new languids to remove all the 1884 nicking.  Mechanical
    action was revised and retained in the manuals and electro-pneumatic
    action operated the Pedal; however, the manuals were coupled to the
    pedal by mechanical action.  The stop action was electro-pneumatic; 
    all chests were rebuilt.
           GREAT                 SWELL                    PEDAL
       16' Quintaton 56       8' Stopped Diapason 56  16' Open Diapason 32
        8' Open Diapason 56   8' Quintadena 12 GT     16' Quintaton GT
        8' Melodia 56         8' Viole de Gamba 56     8' Principal 32
        8' Dulciana 56        4' Principal 56          8' Quintadena GT
        4' Octave 56          4' Chimney Flute 56      4' Choral Bass 32
        4' Flute 56           2' Nachthorn 56          4' Quintade GT
    2 2/3' Twelfth 56        II  Sesquialter 100       2' Nachthorn 32
        2' Fifteenth 56       8' Oboe 56             III  Mixture 96
      III  Mixture 168           Tremolo              16' Fagotto 32
      III  Cymbel 168                                  4' Schalmei 32
        8' Krummhorn 56          Tracker key action
     [Received on line from Jeff Scofield June 09, 2009.]
  • Click Here Stoplist from The American Organist October 1959 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.