The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Stephen R.C. Church
193 Elk Street
Buffalo, New York 14210

OHS Database ID 3612.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 47.

Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 18, 2015.
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Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 24 stops. 21 ranks. Manual compass is 56 notes. Pedal compass is 25 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. There are hinged doors that enclose keyboards. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position. No combination action. Flat straight pedalboard.


  • Status Note: There 2004. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Restorative repairs in the 1970's by William Kurzdorfer and David Snyder. Bellows releathered & some repairs in 1981 by Dana Hull. Further repairs in 1998 by Snyder and a new sticker frame for the Swell made by Eric Brugger of Erie, PA. Case pipes redecorated sometime between 1971 and 1999. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • The pedal board was extended to 27 notes, but there are still only 25 notes in the pedal rank. (Elizabeth Schmitt. January 12, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from David Snyder. -- Originally for First Presbyterian Church Buffalo, relocated by House to St. Stephen's in 1891. I know of no documented work on it by Viner. Viner, on a list, incorporated many House organs under the title Patrons, Viner Organ Company. The entires should be treated with skepticism. (Database Manager. February 18, 2015)

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Nave, Balcony, and Organ Case. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2003-05-04
Organ Case. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2003-05-04
Keydesk and Pedalboard. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2003-05-04

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