The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. James Episcopal Church
1540 12th Avenue
Oakland, California 94606

OHS Database ID 48358.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been destroyed and is no longer extant.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition October 21, 2012.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

One manual. 4 stops. 4 registers. 4 ranks. 216 pipes. Manual compass is 54 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

Traditional style console. There is an attached keydesk en fenêtre.

No enclosed divisions. No combination action. Flat straight pedalboard.


  • Identified through online information from Vince B. Ho. -- 8'+4'+2'+1-1/3'+P Single split keyboard. (Database Manager. August 3, 2011)
  • Updated through online information from Vince B. Ho. -- Aldred Brandt Jr. built this organ as both a personal project and for certification from the American Institute of Organbuilders, an organization which Brandt was involved with from its beginning. Relocation (2011) will be installed by Vince Ho (owner). (Database Manager. August 5, 2011)
  • Updated through online information from Vincent Ho. -- Organ suffered vandalism during early June 2012, with serious damage to many pipes and console. It is unlikely that the organ can be repaired. The cost of repair will be more than the value of the organ. (Database Manager. July 26, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from Vincent Ho. -- Organ currently in storage. (Database Manager. July 28, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from Vincent Ho. -- Declared a complete loss by Insurance Company due to vandalism. 10/18/2012. Scrapped. (Database Manager. October 21, 2012)

Online Documents

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Organ in Builder's Shop with Alfred Brandt. Photograph by shop foreman 1980-11-01
Organ During Installation. Photograph by Vince B. Ho 2011-11-05

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