The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Zion Lutheran Church
3805 Kinzie Ave.
Racine, Wisconsin 53405

OHS Database ID 64885.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been removed from this location and is currently in storage.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition October 12, 2019.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Balanced mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

One manual. 1 divisions. 5 stops. 6 registers. 5 ranks. Manual compass is 51 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. No enclosed divisions. No combination action. Flat straight pedalboard.


  • This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. -- Identified by James R. Stettner, listing conversations with this person as the source of the information: John Miller, organ builder - who removed the organ from the church. The church building was sold to Temple Refuge Church who does not need the organ. It has been removed to safe storage in September 2019 by John Miller of John J. Miller Mechanical Organ & Clock Works. (Database Manager. October 12, 2019)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- According to an online article in the Journal Times dated April 9, 2017 ( Zion Lutheran will be merging with St. Paul's Lutheran and St. Andrew Lutheran, and all 3 buildings will be sold. (James Stettner. October 12, 2019)

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Organ case at front of sanctuary. Photograph by John J. Miller 2019-09-00
Case pedestal with keydesk. Photograph by John J. Miller 2019-09-00
Upper case with fa├žade. Photograph by John J. Miller 2019-09-00

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  • Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner. Source: Stoplist copied from the builder's website
    Racine, Wisconsin
    Zion Lutheran Church
    Panizza Organbuilding, Opus 1, 1997
       8'     Hohlpfeife  (old pipes, divided at tonal-f)
       8'     Viol  (old pipes, from tonal-f)
       4'     Flaut  (old pipes, stopped wood)
       2'     Octav  (new pipes)
       1 1/3' Quint  (new pipes)
       No independent registers.
       Manual coupled by permanent
    ACTION: Mech. Key & Stop
    VOICES: 5
    STOPS: 5
    PIPES: ___
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner. Source: Stoplist copied from the builder's website Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.