The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church
613 Locust St.
Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15901

OHS Database ID 65191.

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Status and Condition

The organ is no longer at this location, and is presumed destroyed, dispersed or relocated.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 28, 2020.


Technical Details

Four manuals.

Notes

  • This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ.
    Identified by James R. Stettner, listing this web site as a source of information: https://zionjohnstown.org/history.html.
    According to the 'History' page of the parish website, " On July 27 [1930], the congregation approved the installation of a Kilgen pipe organ next to the chancel at a cost of $18,000. This necessitated some alterations and redecoration in the nave at an additional cost of $5,000." (Database Manager. January 28, 2020)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Also according to the 'History' page of the parish website, " In July, 1971 plans for the renovation of the church, the old parish hall and the Parish House, at an approximate cost of $220,000, were accepted. < snip > Since the cost of the repairs to the four manual Kilgen organ, installed in 1931, were prohibitive, upon recommendation of the Organ Committee, a Saville electronic organ was installed in the balcony." The actual subsequent disposition of the organ is not presently known. (James Stettner. January 28, 2020)

Online Documents

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Photographs

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Sanctuary interior with twin organ facades. Vintage Postcard; image courtesy of James R. Stettner (ca. 1931)

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Stoplist

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