The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Residence: Francis M. Smith
Oakland, California

OHS Database ID 51818.

Status and Condition

The organ has been relocated and is no longer at this location.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition June 7, 2017.

Technical Details

Two manuals. 10 ranks.


  • This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by Jim Lewis, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- The organ had an ├ćolian roll player located on the top of the drawknob console. The pipework was in a freestanding enclosure with dummy front pipes. Both were on an octagonal gallery overlooking the entrance hall. The Swell had a free-reed 8' Trumpet. (Database Manager. August 3, 2013)
  • The organ was removed from the Francis Smith residence in the late 1920s by the Schoenstein company, rebuilt with a new console and then shipped to Hawaii for installation in Parke Chapel. (Steven E. Lawson. June 7, 2017)

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Organ Case and Console. Photograph (ca. 1900) from the collection of Jim Lewis

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