The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Shrewsbury Community / Universalist
R.R. 1
Cuttingsville: Shrewsbury, Vermont 05738

OHS Database ID 5913.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 6, 1975-10-05.

Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition October 19, 2007.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

One manual. 2 divisions. 10 stops. 9 registers. 10 ranks. 494 pipes. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 20 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. There are hinged doors that enclose keyboards. There is an attached keydesk en fenêtre.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. Trigger/hitch-down swell. No combination action. Flat straight pedalboard.


  • Status Note: There 1988. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Originally Universaliist Church. Historic Organs Recital 28 Aug 1988. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- Organ a gift to the church from a Mr. Smith. Mr. William Smith of Maple Creek Farm directly across the street from the church is the Great Grandson of the donor, and continues to govern care of the organ. The organ is in a small, slightly elevated gallery at the rear of the church. The 3-section facade of three arches contain 21 gold-painted pipes arranged: 5-11-5. None of these are speaking pipes. Expression louvers are horizontal. The [II] Mixture has a tierce component. Stoplist: 8, 8, 8, 8 bass, 4, 4, 2, [II], 8 + Ped. 16. A nearly identical Johnson from ca. 1864 exists in the Stagg residence in Blaine, Washington. Its original home is unknown. (Database Manager. October 19, 2007)

Online Documents

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  • Elsworth, John Van Varick. The Johnson Organs. (Harrisville, New Hampshire: Boston Organ Club Chapter of the Organ Historical Society, 1984), 106 [0]

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Church exterior. Photograph by James R. Stetter 1988-10-18
Recessed keydesk. Photograph by James R. Stetter 1988-10-18
Rear Platform and Organ Case. Photograph by Andrew Hagberg 2012-10-27

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  • Stoplist taken from the console Nov. 17, 2015
    Shrewsbury Center, Vermont
    Shrewsbury Community Church
    Wm. A. Johnson Opus 235, 1867
    8  Open Diapason
    8  Keraulophon
    8  Stop'd Diapason Bass
    8  Clarabella
    4  Octave
    4  Flute a Cheminee
    2  Fifteenth
    II Mixture
    8  Hautboy
    16 Sub Bass
    Pedal Coupling
    Bellows Signal
     [Received from Andrew Hagberg 2015-11-22.]
  • Click Here Stoplist taken from the console Nov. 17, 2015 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.