The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Evangelical and Reformed Church / First United Church of Christ
326 S. Prospect Street
Marion, Ohio 43302

OHS Database ID 48695.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been relocated and is no longer at this location.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 6, 2019.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 9 stops. 9 registers. 10 ranks. 689 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes.

Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Identified through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. August 27, 2011)
  • Updated by Eric J. Gastier, the builder.
    Most of the pipework is from the church's earlier Votteler-Hettche organ (built sometime between 1903 and 1914). As of September 2017, the building is scheduled for demolition and the organ is being offered to any interested party. (Steven E. Lawson. September 16, 2017)
  • Updated by George C. Harpster-Edmonds, who has heard or played the organ.

    The organ has been relocated December 3, 2018. The church building has been razed Jan 2019. (Stephen Hall. January 6, 2019)

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  • Original document from George C. Harpster-Edmonds.. Source: Original Schantz Contract and Console
    Marion, OH
    First Evangelical and Reformed Church / First United Church of Christ
    Organ by Schantz Organ Co.
    First United Church of Christ
    Marion, Ohio
    Two Manuals ~ 9 stops /10 ranks
    Great Organ
    [Enclosed and Expressive]
    1.	8'	Open Diapason	 	 Schantz - 1951                 	73 pipes
    2.	8'	Dulciana		Votteler-Holtkamp-Sparling - 1908	73 pipes
    3.	8'	Stopped Diapason 	[Swell]		 	                # 8 
    4.	4'	Octave  Votteler-Holtkamp-Sparling – 1908'Open Diapason'	73 pipes
    5.	4'	Flute 	[Swell]			                                # 8
    6.	2-2/3'	Mixture II		Schantz - 1951	122 pipes
    7.		Chimes			
    Swell Organ
    [Enclosed and Expressive]
    8.	16'	Bourdon		Votteler-Holtkamp-Sparling - 1908	       97 pipes
    9.	8'	Diapason 	[Great]		 	# 1
    10.	8'	Stopped Diapason		 	# 8
    11.	8'	Salicional Votteler-Holtkamp-Sparling – 1908'Viola'            73 pipes 
    12.	8'	Voix Celeste (TC)Votteler-Holtkamp-Sparling – 1908'Aeoline'    61 pipes
    13.	4'	Flute  			                # 8
    14.	2-2/3'	Nazard			                # 8
    15.	2'	Flautino			        # 8
    16.	8'	Trumpet		Schantz - 1951	                               73 pipes
    17.	8'	Oboe	 		Synthetic 	61 notes 
    18.	 	Tremulant		 	 
    19.		Blank			
    Pedal Organ
    20.	16'Bourdon Votteler-Holtkamp-Sparling - 1908 Schantz – 1951 (33-44)44 pipes
    21.	16'	Lieblich Gedeckt 	[Swell]	 		 	# 8
    22.	8'	Major Bass 		 		                # 21
    23.	8'	Dolce Flute	        [Swell]	 			# 8
    24.	4'	Flute	                [Swell]				# 8
    Console Features
    Great	16 	4 	Unison Off
    Swell	16  	4	Unison Off
    Swell 	to 	Great	16 	8 	4
    Great  	to 	Pedal		8 	4
    Swell	to 	Pedal		8 	4
    Expression Pedals
    Expression Pedal
    Crescendo Pedal 	
    Two-Manual, Stop-Key console  
     Ivory/Ebony Keyboards  
    White stop-keys, pistons, etc.
    Reversible Pistons
    Great to Pedal	[toe]
    Sforzando 		[toe]
    Control System
    	Great/Pedal 	stops/couplers	[thumb]	4
    	Swell/Pedal 	stops/couplers	[thumb]	4
    General pistons			[thumb]	4
    General Cancel			[thumb]
    Lights for:
    	Music Rack	 
    	Pedal Keyboard
    Indicator Lights:
  • Click Here Original document from George C. Harpster-Edmonds.. Source: Original Schantz Contract and Console Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.