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St. Mary's R.C. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
1716 NW Davis Street
Portland, Oregon 97209

Gallery organ

OHS Database ID 8638.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 95, 1988-06-23.

Status and Condition

The organ has been restored to a previous state.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition June 23, 2007.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 37 stops. 35 registers. 41 ranks. 2322 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. Flat straight pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • The original builder was Los Angeles Art Organ Co. (1904, Opus42). (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Status Note: There 1997 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Moved from Holy Cross Korean R.C., San Francisco, CA and enlarged. Fleming chests. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. (Database Manager. March 18, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from Joe O'Donnell. -- Three stops of appropriate style added in 1996 restoration. Facade repainted according to original stenciling. Great and Pedal playable from keydesk of chancel organ. Otherwise unaltered, retains OHS plaque. (Database Manager. June 23, 2007)

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  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
    Immaculate Conception (St. Mary's) R. C. Cathedral, Portland, OR
    1904 Los Angeles Art/1995 Bond
            GREAT (II)
            16' Double Open Diapason (part facade)
             8' Open Diapason (part facade)
             8' Open Diapason (added 1906 by Schoenstein)
             8' Doppelflute
             8' Viola di Gamba
             8' Viol d'amour
             4' Octave
         2 2/3' Octave Quinte
             2' Super Octave
                Mixture IV (new; with Tierce)
             8' Trumpet
            SWELL (enclosed, III)
            16' Bourdon
             8' Violin Diapason
             8' Stopped Diapason
             8' Viol d'orchestre
             8' Vox celeste (c0)
             8' Aeoline
             4' Fugara
             4' Harmonic Flute
             2' Flautino
                Cornet IV  (new; with Tierce)
             8' Oboe
             8' Vox humana
                Tremolo (affects whole organ)
            CHOIR (I, enclosed)
             8' Geigenprincipal
             8' Melodia
             8' Dulciana
             4' Flute d'amour
             4' Violina
             2' Harmonic Piccolo
             8' Clarinet
               32' Resultant (new)
            16' Open Diapason
            16' Bourdon
            16' Lieblichgedeckt (Swell)
             8' Flute Stopped
             8' Violoncello
            16' Trombone (new)
    6 usual unison couplers; Swell to Great Octave, Choir to Great Sub-Octave,
    Pedal Octave (couplers through-couple). Mechanical double-acting
    combination pedals: 4 Sw & Ped, 3 Gt, 2 Ch; Gt/Ped reversible (all
    unlabled). Balanced pedals: Crescendo, Choir, Swell (in that order, left to
    Present Stoplist: 43 ranks, 37 stops. Three manuals & pedal, 61/30 compass,
    EP action (Fleming chests), mechanical combinations via foot-levers,
    mechanical swell mechanisms.
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.