The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Bethany Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church
Akron, Ohio

OHS Database ID 62984.

Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 24, 2018.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Two manuals. 12 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.


  • Information from Hillgreen, Lane & Co. opus list, compiled by Bynum Petty
    Contract: January 1925.
    73-note Swell chest.
    Display pipes.
    Price: $5,850. (Steven E. Lawson. July 24, 2018)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The church closed in 2017. Status of the organ is unknown. In comparing a vintage postcard photo with a contemporary one - it is clear that the original console had been replaced. What tonal and/or mechanical changes may have been made is not known. (James Stettner. February 8, 2020)

Online Documents

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Church exterior (ca. 1925). Vintage postcard (ca. 1925); image courtesy of James R. Stettner
Sanctuary interior with twin organ facades (ca. 1925). Vintage postcard (ca. 1925); image courtesy of James R. Stettner

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