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St. Martin of Tours R.C. Church
639 S. Shelby Street
Louisville, Kentucky

OHS Database ID 7103.

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Status and Condition

Renovation, restoration, or revision is in progress.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 15, 2016.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 32 stops. 37 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.


  • Status Note: There 1994 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • New console added by Joseph Ruf in 1949. Renovated with new console and wind system 1992 by Miller Pipe Organ Co. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)

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Nave, Balcony, and Organ Case. Photogrpah by Rev. R. Paul Beach 2013-12-25
Organ Case. Photograph by David C. Schroth Jr. 2015-11-15
Church Exterior. Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1909)
Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr
Organ case. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr
Console. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr
Sanctuary interior to rear and organ case. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr
Church exterior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr

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  • Specification from church website with annotations from Christoph Wahl
    Louisville, Kentucky
    St. Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church
    Farrand & Votey Organ Co.   Opus 714   1894   3 manuals, 32 stops, 37 ranks
    From console by Miller Pipe Organ Company – 1992
             GREAT ORGAN                           SWELL ORGAN
         16' Open Diapason       61            16' Bourdon             61 a
          8' Open Diapason       61             8' Open Diapason       61
          8' Doppel Flöte        61             8' Stopped Diapason    61
          8' Viola da Gamba      61             8' Salicional          61
          4' Octave              61             4' Flute Harmonique    61
      2 2/3' Quint               61             4' Gemshorn            61
          2' Super Octave        61                Dolce Cornet III   183
             Mixture III-IV     220             8' Cornopean           61
          8' Trumpet             61             8' Oboe                61
                                                8' Vox Humana          61
             CHOIR ORGAN                           Tremolo
          8' Geigen Principal    61
          8' Concert Flute       61                PEDAL ORGAN
          8' Dolce               61            16' Open Diapason       30
          8' Quintadena          61            16' Bourdon             30
          4' Rohr Flöte          61            16' Dulciana            30 b
          4' Fugara              61             8' Violoncello         30
          2' Piccolo Harmonique  61            16' Trombone            30
          8' Clarinet            61            
          a  originally two knobs: Bourdon Bass and Bourdon Treble
          b  originally Violone
             COUPLERS                              COMBINATION ACTION
             Great to Pedal      8  4  tabs        General    10  (thumb & toe)
             Swell to Pedal      8  4  tabs        Swell       5  (thumb)
             Choir to Pedal      8  4  tabs        Great       5  (thumb)
             Swell to Great  16  8  4  tabs        Choir       5  (thumb)
             Choir to Great  16  8  4  tabs        Pedal       5  (toe)
             Swell to Choir  16  8  4  tabs        Set            (thumb)
             Great to Great  16 UO  4  knobs       General Cancel (thumb)
             Swell to Swell  16 UO  4  knobs       Sforzando      (thumb & toe)
             Choir to Choir  16 UO  4  knobs       Great to Pedal (toe)
             Balanced Pedal - Swell
             Balanced Pedal - Choir
             Crescendo Pedal
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2016-07-15]