The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Otterbein United Methodist Church
20 E. Clay St.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602

OHS Database ID 64927.

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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 November 3, 2019.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 320 registers. 27 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard.


  • Building was formerly Otterbein United Brethren. Cost $25,000. Dedicated 1 Jun 1930 by Bishop G. D. Batdorf. Pitman stop action. Console renovated/updated in 2013 by C. W. Gibson Pipe Organ Specialties, Monroeville NJ. (Jeff Scofield. November 3, 2019)

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Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Left Stopjamb. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Right Stopjamb. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Builder name plates. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17

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  • . Source: Stoplist copied from the console October 17, 2019
        Lancaster, Pennsylvania
        Otterbein United Methodist Church
        Skinner   Op. 805   1929   3/27
        Gibson              2013   Console
        GREAT (enclosed w/CH)          CHOIR
     16' Bourdon          17 PD     8' Concert Flute    73
      8' 1st Diapason     61        8' Dulciana         73
      8' 2nd Diapason     61        4' Flute d'Amour    73
      8' Principal Flute  61        8' Clarinet         73
      4' Geigen Principal 61           Tremolo
      8' Tuba             61 *         Sub
      8' French Horn      61 *         Unison Off
         Sub                           Super
         Unison Off                    Harp
         Super                         Celesta
         French Horn Tremolo           Carillon
         Harp                          Blank
         Celesta                       MIDI
         Blank                         ECHO
         MIDI                       8' Chimney Flute    73
                                    8' Dulciana         73
         SWELL                         Tremolo
      8' Geigen Principal  73
      8' Rohrflöte         73          PEDAL
      8' Salicional        73
      8' Voix Celeste      73      16' Contra Bass      32
      8' Flute Celeste II 134      16' Bourdon          32
      4' Octave            73      16' Lieblich Gedeckt SW
    III  Plein Jeu        183       8' Octave           12
     16' Contra Oboe       73       8' Gedeckt          12
      8' Trumpet           73       4' Flute            12
      8' Oboe              12       V  Cornet           --
      8' Vox Humana        73      16' Contra Oboe      SW
         Tremolo                    8' Oboe             SW
         Sub                           Chimes           EC
         Unison Off                    Blank
         Super                         MIDI
           [Received from Jeff Scofield November 3, 2019]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist copied from the console October 17, 2019 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.