The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Presbyterian Church
95 Church Street
St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3C7 Canada

OHS Database ID 64509.

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Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 29, 2019.

Technical Details

Two manuals. 14 ranks.


  • This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ.
    Identified by Andrew Henderson, citing information from this publication: St. Catharines Standard, "Organ Recital" (undated clipping, presumed 1896).
    First Presbyterian Church became First United Church with Church Union in 1925. All of the pipework and casework of the R. S. Williams organ was incorporated into the church's Casavant Freres organ, Opus 1212 (1927). (Database Manager. May 29, 2019)

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  • Original document from Andrew Henderson.. Source: Stoplist taken from the St. Catharines Standard, "Organ Recital" (presumed 1896)
    St. Catharines, ON
    First Presbyterian Church
    Organ by R. S. Williams & Sons
    GREAT ORGAN (58 notes)
    8    Open Diapason
    8    Melodia (wood)
    8    Dulciana
    4    Principal
    4    Harmonic Flute (wood & metal)
    2    Fifteenth
    SWELL ORGAN (58 notes)
    16   Bourdon (wood, 46 notes)
    8    Stopped Diapason (wood)
    8    Keraulophone 
    8    Vox Celeste (46 notes)
    8    Aeoline (46 notes)
    4    Violina
    8    Oboe & Bassoon
    PEDAL ORGAN (28 notes)
    16   Bourdon (wood)
    COUPLERS: Swell to Great, Swell to Pedal, Swell to Great Superoctave, Great to Pedal, Tremulant, Bellows Signal
    COMBINATION PEDALS: Great Forte, Great Piano
    Balanced Swell Pedal
    "The case is of antique quartered oak, filled and finished in oil, and is of beautiful design. The front pipes are decorated in gold and colors, and harmonize with the interior decorations of the church. They are all speaking pipes connected with pneumatic action."
  • Click Here Original document from Andrew Henderson.. Source: Stoplist taken from the St. Catharines Standard, "Organ Recital" (presumed 1896) Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.