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St. John United Church of Christ
637 E. Market St.
Louisville, Kentucky 40202


OHS Database ID 57195.

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Status and Condition

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We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition November 28, 2015.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 30 stops. 40 registers. 42 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Adjustable combination pistons. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Originally installed in 1925 as Pilcher Op. 1232; received new Schantz console in 1965; rebuild and significant tonal changes by Steiner-Reck as 3/42 in 1981. (Jeff Scofield. November 29, 2015)

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Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1992-07-28
Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr
Chancel and organ cases. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr
Sanctuary interior to rear. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr
1867 J G Pfeffer Antiphonal Case. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr
Church exterior.
Console. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr

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  • Stoplist copied from the console June 28, 1992
           Louisville, Kentucky
           St. John United Church of Christ
           Pilcher         1925   3/28    Op. 1282
           Schantz         1965   3/      Op. 754  Console
           Steiner-Reck    1981   3/42
           GREAT                    SWELL
       16' Holzgedeckt           8' Rohflöte
        8' Principal             8' Salizional
        8' Gedeckt     12        8' Schwebung
        4' Oktave                4' Spitzprinzipal
        4' Spillflöte        2 2/3' Nasat
        2' Kleinoktave           2' Blockflöte
    IV-VI  Mixtur            1 3/5' Terz
        8' Trompete             IV  Scharf
           Unison Off           16' Fagottbass  12
           Glocken               8' Fagotttrompete
           ANT to GT                Tremolo
                                    Unison Off
           PEDAL                    ANT to SW
       32' Quintbass   --           POSITIV
       16' Prinzipal
       16' Subbass               8' Holzgedackt
       16' Holzgedackt GT        4' Koppelflöte
        8' Octave      12        2' Prinzipal
        8' Subbass     12      III  Zimbel
        4' Choralbass            8' Krummhorn
        4' Flötenbass  12           Tremolo
      III  Mixtur                   Unison Off
       16' Posaune     12 GT        ANT to PO
       16' Fagotbass   SW
        8' Trompete    GT           ANTIPHONAL
        4' Krummhorn   PO
           ANT to PED            8' Gedacktflöte
                                 8' Vox Angelica
                                 8' Vox Aetherie
                                 8' Vox Humana
    [Received from Jeff Scofield November 28, 2015]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from the console June 28, 1992 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.