Pipe Organ Database

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Henry Niemann (1897)

Location:

Old Otterbein United Methodist Church
112 W. Conway St. & Sharp
Baltimore, MD 21201 US
Organ ID: 3377

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 15 ranks. 842 pipes. 2 manuals. 13 stops. 18 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 13
  • Registers: 18
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on May 05, 2017:

Updated by Daniel Fisher, who has heard or played the organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on September 19, 2016:

Updated through online information from Daniel Fisher.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on February 18, 2013:

Updated through online information from David M Storey. -- This organ received an OHS Historic Citation July 10, 1991

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on November 20, 2005:

Updated through on-line information from David M Storey. -- This is the least altered of all extant Niemann organs. It is complete, original and unaltered with hand pumped winding (or electric blower) and double rise bellows. Thoroughly restored and in regular weekly use. It was Niemann's last organ, built in 1897. He died in 1899.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 2004.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Free standing in the rear gallery. Restored c. 1994 by David Storey, including refinished case. Historic Organs Recital 10 Jul 1991.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Pipe Facade and Keydesk: Photograph by David M. Storey. Taken on 2008-08-08

Balcony and Organ Case: Photograph by David M. Storey. Taken on 2008-08-08

Balcony and Organ Case: Photograph by David M. Storey. Taken on 2008-08-08

Keydesk: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2018-08-06

Pedal Detail: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2018-08-06

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