The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. John's Episcopal Church
Lafayette Square
Washington, District of Columbia

OHS Database ID 50583.

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Status and Condition

This organ is no longer whole; parts were dispersed, and some may have been re-used in a different installation.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition April 16, 2017.

Technical Details

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 44 stops. 75 registers. 62 ranks.


  • An original installation. Identified by Rick Erickson, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- (Database Manager. November 12, 2012)
  • Replaced in 2009 by Lively-Fulcher Organbuilders 3/47. (Jeff Scofield. April 16, 2017)

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Console and Left Facade facing Altar. Photograph from 'The American Organist' undocumented issue, 1970s.

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  • Stoplist taken from the console, summer 1977

  • Washington, D.C.
    St John’s (Episcopal), Lafayette Square
    Gress Miles 
    Great (Manual I):
    16 Violon
    16 Quintaton
    8 Principal
    8 Bordun
    8 Harmonic Flute (low 12 from Bordun)
    8 Violoncello (ext)
    4 Octave
    4 Spitzflote
    3 1/5 Gross Tierce (ext)
    2 2/3 Nasard
    2 Superoctave
    2 Waldfloete (ext)
    1 3/5 Tierce
    V-VII Mixture  (1 1/3')
    16 Trumpet (TC) (ext)
    8 Trumpet
    8 Trompette-a-Pavillon
    4 Clarion-a-Pavillon (ext)
    Swell to Great Sub Octave
    Swell to Great
    Positiv to Great
    Positiv (Manual II):
    16 Gedecktpommer (TC, ext)
    8 Spitzprincipal
    8 Holzgedeckt
    8 Flute-a-Fuseau (low 12 from Holzgedeckt)
    8 Flauto Dolce *
    8 Flute Celeste (TC) *
    4 Principal
    4 Rohrfloete
    4 Flauto Dolce (ext)
    2 2/3 Quintfloete
    2 Octave
    2 Blockflote
    1 3/5 Terz
    1 1/3 Nasat (ext)
    1 Siffloete (ext)
    III-V Scharf  (2/3')
    16 Baerpfeiffe 
    8 Trompette
    8 Cromorne
    8 Baerpfieffe (ext)
    4 Clarion (ext)
    Swell to Positiv Sub Octave
    Swell to Positiv
    *  Enclosed with Swell
    Swell (Manual III):
    16 Lieblich Quintade (ext)
    8 Rohrfloete
    8 Salicional
    8 Voix Celeste
    8 Quintadena
    4 Traversfloete
    4 Viole (ext)
    2 2/3 Quint (TC)
    2 Principal
    2 Hohlflfloete (ext)
    1 3/5 Terz (TC)
    1 1/3 Quint (ext)
    1 Octave (ext)
    III-IV Zimbel  (1/3')
    16 Basson (ext)
    8 Trompette
    8 Hautbois
    4 Clarion (ext)
    8 Vox Humana
    Swell Sub Octave
    16 Untersatz
    16 Subbass
    16 Violonbasse (Great)
    16 Quintaton (Great)
    16 Lieblich Quintade (Swell)
    10 2/3 Quintfloete (ext)
    8 Principal (ext)
    8 Gedeckt (ext)
    4 Octave (ext)
    4 Nachthorn (ext)
    2 Nachthorn (ext)
    V-VI Mixture  (2')
    32 Posaune (ext)
    16 Posaune
    16 Basson (Swell)
    16 Baerpfeiffe (Positiv)
    8 Trumpet (ext)
    8 Basson (Swell)
    4 Clarion (ext)
    4 Cromorne (Positiv)
    2 Cornett (ext)
    Swell to Pedal
    Positiv to Pedal
    Great to Pedal
    62 ranks, 3530 pipes, 58/32 note compasses
     [Received from Rick Erickson 2012-11-15.]
  • Stoplist taken from the console, summer 1977 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.