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St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church
263 W. 86th St.
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10024

OHS Database ID 65122.

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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 December 25, 2019.

Technical Details

Slider chests with EP pull-downs (externally mounted).

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 32 stops. 32 registers. 36 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front.


  • From the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project: The J.H. & C.S. Odell company was selected to build the original organ for the new St. Paul's Methodist Church. Odell provided two identical facades at the front of the sanctuary, one at each side of the choir gallery, behind which were the organ chambers. Rebuilt in 1938 by William W. Laws Co. with a new Austin console. (Jeff Scofield. December 25, 2019)

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Church exterior. Photograph by Steven E. Lawson 2002-09-09

Pipe organs in New York sponsored by Foley-Baker, Inc.

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  • . Source: Stoplist from the NYC AGO New York City Organ Project
           New York, New York
           St. Paul's Methodist Church
           J.H. & C.S. Odell   Op. 333   1895   3/37
           GREAT                          SWELL
       16' Dbl Open Diapason   61     16' Bourdon Bass     12
        8' Open Diapason       61     16' Bourdon Treble   49
        8' Viola di Gamba      61      8' Open Diapason    61
        8' Doppelflöte         61      8' Stopped Diapason 61
        4' Octave              61      8' Salicional       61
        4' Flute Harmonique    61      8' Vox Celestis     61
    2 2/3' Octave Quint        61      8' Aeoline          61
        2' Super Octave        61      4' Fugara           61
      III  Mixture            183      4' Flauto Traverso  61
        8' Trumpet             61      2' Flageolet        61
                                     III  Dolce Cornet    183
           CHOIR                       8' Cornopean        61
                                       8' Oboe             61
        8' Geigen Principal    73      8' Vox Humana       61
        8' Concert Flute       73         Tremulant
        8' Dulciana            73
        4' Waldflöte           73         PEDAL
        2' Piccolo Harmonique  61
        8' Orchestral Clarinet 61     16' Open Diapason    30
           Carillons           20     16' Bourdon          30
                                      16' Violone          30
                                       8' Violoncello      30
            [Received from Jeff Scofield December 25, 2019]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist from the NYC AGO New York City Organ Project Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.