The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1285 3rd Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403

OHS Database ID 51995.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and is used occasionally.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 4, 2017.

Technical Details

Electric key action. Electric stop action.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 45 stops. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by Jeremy Horth, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- The organ case is in a modest yet very modern fashion with exposed facade pipes. The organ is located in the chancel in the front of the cruciform shaped Gothic inspired sanctuary dating to 1914. The organ has some grillework but the grilles do not conceal the whole instrument. Prior to this organ's installation in 1974 the church had a Hook and Hastings Pipe organ which at that time when that organ was installed new in the church (in a previous facility) in the mid to late 1880s the church was called Second Presbyterian Church. (Database Manager. October 9, 2013)
  • Updated by Benjamin K. Hoskins, who has heard or played the organ. (Database Manager. May 4, 2017)

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Organ Case and Facade Pipes. Photograph by Benjamin K. Hoskins 2017-04-16
Console. Photograph by Benjamin K. Hoskins 2017-04-16
Right Stop Jamb. Photograph by Benjamin K. Hoskins 2017-04-16
Left Stop Jamb. Photograph by Benjamin K. Hoskins 2017-04-16
Coupler Rail. Photograph by Benjamin K. Hoskins 2017-04-16
Sanctuary. Photograph by Benjamin K. Hoskins 2017-04-00

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  • Original document from Benjamin K. Hoskins.. Source: Stoplist taken from console
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Westminster Presbyterian Church
    Schantz Organ Co., 1974
    GREAT (Manual II)
    16'    Pommer
    8'     Principal
    8'     Rohrflöte
    4'     Octave
    4'     Spitzflöte
    2'     Super Octave
    IV     Fourniture
           Flemish Bells
           Great 16'
           Great Unison Off
           Great 4'
           Swell to Great 16'
           Swell to Great 8'
           Swell to Great 4'
           Positiv to Great 16'
           Positiv to Great 8'
           Positiv to Great 4'
    SWELL (Manual III)
    8'     Geigen
    8'     Viole
    8'     Viole Celeste
    8'     Bordun
    4'     Prestant
    4'     Flute Harmonic
    2'     Flachflöte
    IV     Scharf
    8'     Trompette
    4'     Hautbois
           Swell 16'
           Swell Unison Off
           Swell 4'
    POSITIV (Manual I)
    8'     Erzähler
    8'     Erzähler Celeste
    8'     Holz Gedackt
    4'     Koppelflöte
    2-2/3' Nasat
    2'     Prinzipal
    1-3/5' Terz
    1-1/3' Quinte
    III    Zymbel
    8'     Krummhorn
    4'     Rohr Schalmei
           Harp Bells
           Positiv 16'
           Positiv Unison Off
           Positiv 4'
           Swell to Positiv 16'
           Swell to Positiv 8'
           Swell to Positiv 4'
    32'    Resultant
    16'    Principal
    16'    Subbass
    16'    Pommer
    8'     Octave
    8'     Flute
    8'     Pommer
    4'     Choral Bass
    4'     Flute
    III    Mixture
    16'    Posaune
    8'     Posaune
    4'     Posaune
    4'     Krummhorn
           Great to Pedal 8'
           Great to Pedal 4'
           Swell to Pedal 8'
           Swell to Pedal 4'
           Positiv to Pedal 8'
           Positiv to Pedal 4'
  • Click Here Original document from Benjamin K. Hoskins.. Source: Stoplist taken from console Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.