The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Lutheran Church
603 Washington Avenue
Lorain, Ohio 44052

OHS Database ID 60781.

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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 July 22, 2019.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 37 stops. 37 registers. 55 ranks. 2592 pipes. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console. There is an attached keydesk en fenêtre.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. Flat straight pedalboard. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Per Erik McLeod of the Fritts staff - the stop action is mechanical, but has solenoids for the combination action. So in the event of an electrical problem, the organ is still playable. They refer to it as 'Dual stop action' in the shop. (James Stettner. July 22, 2019)

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Organ case in front of sanctuary. Photograph by Erik McLeod 2019-07-15
Organ Case. Photograph by Erik McLeod 2019-07-15
Left stopjamb. Photograph by Erik McLeod 2019-07-15
Right stopjamb. Photograph by Erik McLeod 2019-07-15
Keydesk. Photograph by Erik McLeod 2019-07-15
Pedalboard, toe studs, and expression pedal. Photograph by Erik McLeod 2019-07-15

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: from builder's website
    Lorain, Ohio
    First Lutheran Church
    Paul Fritts & Co.   Opus 42   2018      2 manuals, 37 stops, 52 ranks
             GREAT ORGAN                       SWELL ORGAN
         16' Praestant          58          8' Principal          58
          8' Octave             58          8' Bourdon            58
          8' Rohrflöte          58          8' Violdigamba        58
          8' Quintadena         58          8' Voix celeste       58
          4' Octave             58          4' Octave             58
          4' Spitzflöte         58          4' Spitzgedackt       58
          3' Quint              58          3' Nasat              58
          2' Octave             58          2' Octave             58
      1 3/5' Tierce             58          2' Blockflöte         58
             Mixture IV-VI       ?      1 3/5' Terz               58
             Scharff III       174      1 1/3' Larigot            58
          8' Trompet            58             Mixture IV-V        ?
          8' Baarpfeife         58         16' Fagott             58
                                            8' Trompet            58
                                            8' Hautbois           58
             PEDAL ORGAN
         16' Principal          24 *           COUPLERS
          8' Octave             30             Swell to Great
          8' Bourdon            30             Great to Pedal
          4' Octave             30             Swell to Pedal
          2' Nachthorn          30
             Mixture V         150             
         16' Posaune            30
          8' Trompet            30
          4' Trompet            30
          *  1-6 transmission from Great Prestant 16'
             Wind stabilizer
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-12-11]
  • Click Here Typed stoplist. Source: from builder's website Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.