The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Franciscan Monastery Church of the Holy Land
1400 Quincy St. NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20017

OHS Database ID 16258.

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Status and Condition

This organ is no longer whole; parts were dispersed, and some may have been re-used in a different installation.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition August 31, 2011.

Technical Details

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 36 stops. 26 registers. 26 ranks. 1804 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.


  • Identified through information in Vol. VII p. 172 of the Pilcher factory ledgers and the typed list of Pilcher organs by William E. Pilcher. For more information, see the document referenced below. (Elizabeth Schmitt. April 6, 2005)
  • Possible source of some pipework for the new Lively-Fulcher organ. (James Cook. October 27, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. August 31, 2011)

Online Documents

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  • Pilcher Organs. Summary of Pilcher Sources by Soosie Schmitt. Author: Author not identified Source: Unpublished monograph. Document Date. April 5, 2005.

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Related Database Entries

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  • . Source: Stoplist copied from The American Organist April 1930
       Washington, District of Columbia
       Franciscan Monastery
       Pilcher   Op. 1481   2929   3/26
       As per the policy of THE AMERICAN ORGANIST at the
       time, stop names of extensions and borrows are 
       shown with the same name as the parent rank.
       GREAT (encl w/CH)           SWELL
    8' Diapason        73 *    16' Bourdon           73
    8' Grossfloete     73       8' Diapason          73
    8' Gamba           73       8' Stopped Flute     73
    8' Gemshorn        73       8' Viole d'Orchestre 73
    4' Octave          73       8' Viole Celeste     61
    4' Flute Harmonic  73       8' Aeoline           73
    8' Trumpet         73       4' Flauto Traverso   73
       Sub                      4' Violina           73
       Unison Off               8' Cornopean         73
       Super                    8' French Horn       73
       Chimes          25       8' Oboe              73
                                8' Vox Humana        61
       CHOIR                       Tremulant
    8' Violin Diapason 73          Unison Off
    8' Clarabella      73          Super
    8' Dulciana        73
    4' Chimney Flute   73          PEDAL
    8' Clarinet        73
       Tremulant               16' Diapason          32
       Sub                     16' Bourdon           32
       Unison Off              16' Bourdon           SW
       Super                    8' Diapason          12
       Chimes          GT       8' Gamba             GT
                                8' Trumpet           GT
    *  unenclosed
       [Received from Jeff Scofield September 13, 2019]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist copied from The American Organist April 1930 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.