The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Mountain Manor Treatment Center / St. Joseph's Monastery R. C.
3800 Frederick Rd.
Baltimore, Maryland 21229

OHS Database ID 4129.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 131, 1991-07-11.

Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ needs repairs, but is in usable condition.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 18, 2013.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 15 stops. 17 ranks. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. Flat straight pedalboard.


  • Status Note: There 1997 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Building was formerly St. Joseph's Passionist Monastery. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through on-line information from John Igoe. -- The former Monastery building is no longer associated with the adjacent St. Joseph's parish. The organ is in a gallery of a former chapel, now used for storage. The room has astounding acoustics. The organ was fully playable in the late 1990's at an AGO member's recital. (Database Manager. January 25, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from David M Storey. (Database Manager. February 16, 2013)
  • Updated through online information from David M Storey. -- This organ received an OHS Historic citation July 11, 1991 (Database Manager. February 18, 2013)

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Organ Case. 1991 OHS Baltimore Convention Handbook; image courtesy of Daniel Fisher

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  • from 1991 OHS Convention Handbook
    Baltimore, Maryland
    St. Joseph Passionist Monastery
    Henry Niemann, 1887
    Great 58 notes   Swell 58 notes         Pedal 27 notes
    16 Bourdon       8 Violin Diapason      16 Bourdon
    8 Open Diapason  8 Stopped Diapason
    8 Dulciana       8 Salicional
    8 Melodia        8 Vox Celeste (TC)
    4 Octave         4 Har. Flute
    2 Fifteenth      2 Flautino
    III Mixture      8 Oboe (TC)
    Manual Coupler
    Sw. to Ped.
    Gr to Ped.
     [Received from David M Storey 2013-02-15.]
  • Click Here from 1991 OHS Convention Handbook Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.