The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Church of the Good Shepherd, Episcopal
805 S.E. Ellsworth Rd.
Vancouver, Washington 98664

OHS Database ID 1759.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 207.

Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition August 27, 2013.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

One manual. 2 divisions. 8 stops. 8 registers. 8 ranks. 407 pipes. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 25 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. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. Flat straight pedalboard.


  • The original builder was Moline Organ Co. (1879). (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Status Note: There 1991. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • From Unity Center (former Carmelite monastery), Bettendorf, IA. Moved here via OCH in 1983 by Randall McCarty. Ded. 2 Oct 1983 by Jane Edge and Randall McCarty. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- Black walnut case with ash panels. 3-sectional fa├žade containing 17 pipes arranged 3-11-3. Originally from a church in Galva, Illinois before its relocation in 1918 to the Carmelite Monastery in Bettendorf, Iowa. Organ overhauled by the Levsen Organ Co. of Buffalo, Iowa in 1972 at which time the case was refinished, a new bellows installed, and the action was restored. (Database Manager. December 1, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. (Database Manager. August 27, 2013)

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Sanctuary interior and organ. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1994-12-30
Organ case. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1994-12-30
Organ case. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1994-12-30
Keydesk and pedalboard. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1994-12-30
Keydesk; manuals and stops. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1994-12-30
Pedalboard. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1994-12-30

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