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South Congregational Church
Newbury and Exeter Streets
Boston, Massachusetts

OHS Database ID 22326.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been destroyed and is no longer extant.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition December 22, 2005.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 29 stops. 29 ranks. 1913 pipes.


  • Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Fourth manual added in 1916 with additions, #241-A. moved to First Church and rebuilt with Hutchings-Votey, #1513 as #551 in 1925. Burned in 1968. (Database Manager. December 22, 2005)

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: Lynnwood Farnam Collection, via Jonathan Bowen
    Boston, Massachusetts
    South Congregational Church
    The Ernest M. Skinner Co.   Opus 241   1915   3 manuals, 29 stops, 29 ranks
             GREAT ORGAN                            SWELL ORGAN
         16' Bourdon             17 PED         16' Bourdon
          8' First Diapason                      8' Diapason
          8' Second Diapason                     8' Clarabella
          8' Philomela           17 PED          8' Gedackt
          8' Erzähler                            8' Salicional
          8' Gedackt             SW              8' Voix Celeste
          8' Aeoline             SW              8' Aeoline
          4' Flute               SW              8' Unda Maris
          8' Cornopean           SW              4' Octave
                                                 4' Flute
             CHOIR ORGAN                         2' Flautino
         16' Gamba                              16' Contra Posaune
          8' Geigen Principal                    8' Cornopean
          8' Concert Flute                       8' Flugel Horn
          4' Flute                               8' Vox Humana
          8' Clarinet                            4' Clarion
          8' Orchestral Oboe                        Tremolo
          8' Celesta Sub                            PEDAL ORGAN
          4' Celesta                            16' Diapason
                                                16' First Bourdon
             ECHO ORGAN                         16' Second Bourdon      SW
          8' Cor de Nuit                        16' Gamba               CH
          8' Vox Humana                     10 2/3' Quint               --
             Tremolo                             8' Octave              12
             Cathedral Chimes                    8' Gedackt             12
                                                 8' Still Gedackt       SW
                                                16' Posaune             SW
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-12-09]
  • Click Here Typed stoplist. Source: Lynnwood Farnam Collection, via Jonathan Bowen Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.