The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Mary's R.C. Parish
11th & Avenue E
Fort Madison, Iowa 52627

OHS Database ID 3758.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 53, 1986-06-26.

Status and Condition

The organ has been restored to a previous state.
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 9, 2007.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 29 stops. 34 ranks. 1644 pipes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.

Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Flat straight pedalboard.


  • Status Note: There 1998 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • To be restored c. 1999 by Philip Hoenig. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Humphrey Family. -- Restored to original condition under direction of Father Robert McAleer. Pastor Ss. Mary & Joseph Church. National Historical Organ Society reconizes this organ as the largest built by Mr. Pfeffer. Orginal wind source was restored to full functionality so that it can be manually powered. All mechanical linkages and leather connections where restored to full working order. Exterior and pipes were repaired and restored to their original appearence and integrity. The organ has 1644 pipes, 34 ranks, and 29 stops. Restoration was performed by Phil Hoenig of Fort Madison. Completed fall of 2000. (Database Manager. February 9, 2007)

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