The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Francis Xavier R.C. Church / Buffalo Religious Arts Center
157 East Street
Buffalo, New York 14207

OHS Database ID 11002.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 308, 2004-07-16.

Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
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 August 28, 2016.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Two manuals. 25 stops. 16 ranks.


  • Status Note: There 2004. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Pitman stop action. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Mary Holland.
    The organ is maintained and tuned annually. (Database Manager. August 28, 2016)

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Organ gallery. Photograph by Jim Cook 2004-07-16
Church exterior. Photograph by Jim Cook 2004-07-16
Church Exterior. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2003-05-04
Console. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2003-05-04
Nave, Balcony, and Organ Case. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2003-05-04
Balcony and Organ Case. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2003-05-04
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2003-05-04

Pipe organs in New York sponsored by Foley-Baker, Inc.

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  • stoplist taken from program book of "Organ Historical Societly 2004 Buffalo, NY"
    Herman Schlicker Organ Builder
    Buffalo, NY Op. 2 - 1932 - 2 manuals, 16 ranks
    Electro-pneumatic key -action
    Electro-pneumatic pitman stop action
    Great (enclosed, manual I, CC-c4) - 
    8' Open Diapason (73) (unenclosed; 1-18 in left and central flats; 
                          19-61, unit chest behind central flat; 1-18 zinc, 19-73 common metal; 
                          1-49 slotted)
    8' Melodia (73) (1-58 recycled; 1-17 stopped wood; 
                     13-58 open wood, 59-73 new common metal)
    8' Gamba (73) (stamped :469 57 1/5 GAM\", presumable Gottfried pipes (stamped tuning sleeves); 
                   1-12 zinc, 13-73 spotted metal)
    8' Dulciana (73) (1-6 unenclosed, in central flat, rollers; 6-73 enclosed, recycled pipes)
    8' Stopped Diapason (Swell)
    4' Octave (73) ( 1-12 1934 pipes: FF stamped \"4040 57 3 OCT. F;\" 13-73 revoiced 19th c. harmonic piccolo (
                    for ex. 16 scribed \"Piccolo\", crossed out and stamped \"PR\"), cut to natural length; 
                    several random fill pipes with German-style mouths, nicking very light and 
                    only on languid; perhaps some of the earliest pipes made in Schlicker's shop?)
    4' Flute (Swell)
    II Grave Mixture (122) (spotted metal, 2/9 mouths; stamped \"12th\" and \"15th\" respectively, Scribed 
                    \"Great Mixture\")
    8' Tuba (73) (1-42 Hoyt and metal bells on zinc stems; 43-49 Hoyt metal; harmonic 30-49; 
                    50-73 common metal flues.)
    Chimes (20 tubes)
    Tremolo (affects facade and interior 16' Diapason pipes)
    Great - Great 16'
    Great - Great 4'
    Swell - Great 16'
    Swell - Great 8'
    Swell - Swell 4'
    Swell (enclosed, manual II, CC-c4) - 
    16' Bourdon (97) (1-12 unenclosed; stopped wood 1-61; 62-97 open spotted metal)
    8' Violin Diapason (73) (1-8 unenclosed in right flat; 1-17 zinc, remainder recycled pipes,  
                    what appears to be a string cut down to principle scale)
    8' Salicional (73) (stamped\"481 60 1/5 SAL C,\" presumably Gottfried, 1-12 zinc, 13-73 spotted metal; 
                    1-37 soldered bass rollers)
    8' Vox Celeste (61) (stamped \"DUL\" but scribed \"V. Cel;\" spotted metal, 13-37 soldered bass rollers; 
                    same construction as Salicional)
    8' Stopped Diapason (from 16')
    4' Flute Harmonic (73) (1-12 zinc; 13-61 common metal)
    2 2/3' Nazard (from 16')
    2' Piccolo (from 16')
    8' Cornopean (73) (1-42 Hoyt metal bells on zinc stems; 43-49 Hoyt metal; harmonic 30-49; 
                    50-73 open flue trebles)
    8' Vox Humana (73) (Gottfried, capped, side holes with tuning slides; long boots 13-49; 
                    50-73 open flue trebles)
    Tremolo (affects right facade and 16' Pedal Sub Bass)
    Pedal (unenclosed, CC-g1) - 
    16' Open Diapason (12) (zinc; 1-4 interior, 5-12 facade; 13-32 from Great Diapason)
    16' Sub Bass (44) (stopped wood)
    16' Gedeckt (Swell)
    10 2/3' Quint (from Sub Bass)
    8' Bourdon (from Sub Bass)
    8' Flute Dolce (Swell)
    Great - Pedal 8'
    Swell - Pedal 8'
    Combinations - 
    General 1-2-3-4 (thumb)
    Great 1-2-3-4-5 (thumb)
    Swell 1-2-3-4-5 (thumb)
    Sforzando (toe reversible, with indicator light)
    Balanced Pedals - 
    Great Expression
    Swell Expression
    Register Crescendo (with indicator light)
    [Received from Peter Gonciarz 2011-05-25.]