The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Huguenot Church
136 Church Street
Charleston, South Carolina

OHS Database ID 2643.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 2, 1975-03-09.

Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ is in good condition and is used occasionally.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition December 29, 2010.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action.

Two manuals. 12 stops.


  • Status Note: Still in regular use, augmented by a separate electronic instrument in a rear gallery, 2004. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Altered 1929 (including 8' trumpet replaced by Keraulophon) by James N. Reynolds, extending pedal compass to 20 notes. Restored Hartman-Beaty 1969 (extension of Sw. Oboe with separate stop of 17 Bassoon notes & placement of TC trumpet on Gt.). 27 note pedal board added 1984 by James Polzois. To be repaired 1997 by Knowlton. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)

Online Documents

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  • Ogasapian, John. Organ Building in New York City, 1700-1900. (Braintree, Massachussetts, The Organ Literature Foundation, 1977), [0]
  • Taylor, Susanne L.. "Historic Recital Series," The Tracker (Volume 17, No. 2 [Winter 1973], p. 12).

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Pedalboard and swell shoe/trigger. Photograph by Jim Cook 2006-06-26
Manuals. Photograph by Jim Cook 2006-06-26
Keydesk, hinged doors closed. Photograph by Jim Cook 2006-06-26
Chancel and organ. Photograph by Jim Cook 2006-06-26
Organ gallery. Photograph by Jim Cook 2006-06-26
Church Exterior. Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1904)

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  • Typed stoplist (Source: Ogasapian, 1977)
            Huguenot Church
            Charleston, South Carolina
            Henry Erben, 1845
            OHS ID: 2643
            GREAT                       SWELL (f-f3, 36 notes)
        [8] Open Diapason           [8] Dulciana
        [8] Stop'd Diapason Treble  [8] Stop'd Diapason
        [8] Stop'd Diapason Bass    [4] Principal
        [4] Principal               [4] Flute
    [2-2/3] Twelfth                 [8] Hautboy
        [2] Fifteenth
        [8] Trumpet                     CHOIR (Bass - GG-3, 22 notes)
                                    [8] Stop'd Diapason
            PEDAL (GGG-D, 2o notes) [4] Principal
       [16] Bourdon
                                        Great to Pedal
                                        Swell to Great
    [Received online from T. Daniel Hancock, 2012-09-01]
  • Click Here Typed stoplist (Source: Ogasapian, 1977) Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.