The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Los Altos United Methodist Church
5950 E. Willow St
Long Beach, California 90815

OHS Database ID 2213.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 19, 1978-09-24.

Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
(The last update we received about this organ was on the transfer of data from the OHS PC Database, October 30, 2004.)

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 23 stops. 26 ranks.


  • Builder's Nameplate: Manuel J. Rosales (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • The original builder was Wm. B. D. Simmons (1852). (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Status Note: There 1994 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • From Howard Presbyterian, San Francisco, CA via New Liberation United Presbyterian, San Francisco, CA c. 1975. Installed here and enlarged by Rosales. Pedal div. enlarged by George Bozeman c. 1990, with experienced pipework (previously prepared for). (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)

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  • Schoenstein, Louis J.. Memoirs of a San Francisco Organ Builder. (San Francisco, California: Cue Publications, 1977), 158 [0]

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  • From AIO booklet (1980)
    Los Altos Methodist Church, Long Beach, CA
    William B.D. Simmons (1852)
    8' Open Diapason (3-17 front pipes) 
    8' Stopped Diapason Treb. (metal chimney flute) 
    8' Clarabell Treb. (wood - open) 
    8' Stopped Diapason Bass (wood) 
    8' Dulciana (wood & metal) 
    4' Principal (1-5 front pipes)
    4' Flute (wood & metal chimney flute)
    2 2/3' Twelfth
    2' Fifteenth
    III Cornet (1-17 added)
    III Mixture (added)
    8' Trumpet (1-12 added)
    SWELL (originally t.c. division; 1-12 added on new windchest):
    16' Double Stopped Diap. (wood)
    8' Open Diapason
    8' Stopped Diapason (wood)
    8' Viol de Gamba
    8' Swell Bass (wood)
    4' Principal (1-12 added)
    2' Fifteenth (1-12 added)
    II Mixture (added)
    8' Hautboy (1-12 added)
    PEDAL (originally 17 notes, 13 pipes; new 7 stop-30 note chest added):
    16' Subbass (14-30 added)
    8' Open Bass (prepared)
    8' Stopped Bass 
    4' Principal
    IV Mixture (prepared)
    16' Trombone (added, full-length wood)
    8' Trumpet (prepared)
    Swell to Great
    Great to Pedal
    Swell to Pedal
     [Received from Connor Annable 2014-08-21.]
  • Click Here From AIO booklet (1980) Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.