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St. James Episcopal Church
860 N. Section Street
Fairhope, Alabama 36532


OHS Database ID 60450.

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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 in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition August 12, 2017.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 14 ranks. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.


  • Originally built for Convent on the Visitation, Mobile, Alabama. In 1957, sold to St. James for less than $2,000 and moved by Ronald Norwood of Fairhope, Alabama. In the late 1970s-early 1980s, Norwood added 9 ranks, electrified the stop action, and replaced the original flat pedalboard with a concave pedalboard. In 1997, Mann & Trupiano of Brooklyn, N.Y., restored and moved the organ to chapel of new church location. (Steven E. Lawson. Unknown)

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: From church website

  • Fairhope, Alabama
    St. James Episcopal Church - Chapel
    Mann & Trupiano   1997   2 manuals, 14 ranks
    Originally built by Hook & Hastings   Opus 1656   1895
            GREAT ORGAN                         SWELL ORGAN
        16' Bourdon            58            8' Stop'd Diapason    58
         8' Open Diapason      58            8' Viola              58
         8' Melodia            58            4' Flute              58
         8' Dulciana           58            2' Flute              58
         4' Octave             58            8' Bassoon            12
         3' Twelfth            58            8' Oboe (TC)          46
         2' Fifteenth          58               Tremolo
            PEDAL ORGAN                         COUPLERS
        16' Bourdon            30               Swell to Pedal
         8' Diapason           30               Great to Pedal
                                                Swell to Great
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-08-12]
  • Typed stoplist. Source: From church website Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.