The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Joseph R.C. Shrine
1220 N. 11th St. at Biddle St.
St. Louis, Missouri 63101

OHS Database ID 1321.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 170.

Status and Condition

The organ has been restored to a previous state.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 3, 2012.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 27 stops. 30 registers. 32 ranks. 1895 pipes. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. Flat straight pedalboard. Hitchdown couplers.


  • Status Note: There 1995. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Case may be 1860s. Compass 58/27. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Michael Bavlsik. (Database Manager. January 2, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from Michael Bavlsik. -- Current state is: Restored to original condition by Martin Ott, organbuilder 2003. It is a museum quality restoration. The organ is completely unaltered from its 1890 state. (Database Manager. January 3, 2012)

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  • Specification from Martin Ott Pipe Organ Company web site
    St. Louis, Missouri
    St. Joseph Roman Catholic Shrine
    J. G. Pfeffer & Son   1890   2 manuals, 27 stops, 32 ranks
    Restored by Martin Ott Pipe Organ Co.  Opus 95   2000-2002
                   16' Principal             58
                    8' Principal             58
                    8' Gamba                 58
                    8' Melodia               58
                    8' Gedakt                58
                    4' Octave                58
                    4' Flöte d'Amor          58
                    3' Quinte                58
                    2' Waldflöte             58
                       Mixture IV           232
                    8' Trompete              58
                   16' Bourdon Bass          12
                   16' Bourdon Discant (tc)  46
                    8' Geigen Principal      58
                    8' Salicional            58
                    8' Lieblich Gedakt       58
                    4' Principal             58
                    4' Harmonic Flöt         58
                    2' Flautino              58
                       Cornet III           174
                    8' Bassoon (bass)        12
                    8' Oboe (tc)             46
                    8' Clarinett (tc)        46
                   16' Principal Bass        27
                   16' Sub Bass              27
                    8' Octav Bass            27
                    8' Violoncello           27
                    4' Flötenbass            27
                   16' Posaune               27
                       SW - GT
                       GT - PED
                       SW - PED
                       2 pistons to Schwellwerk
                       2 toe pedals to Great
                       Swell Pedal
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2016-06-22]
  • Click Here Specification from Martin Ott Pipe Organ Company web site Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.