The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Joseph's R.C. Monastery / Mountain Manor Treatment Center
3800 Frederick Rd.
Baltimore, Maryland 21229

OHS Database ID 4129.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 131, 1991-07-11.

Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
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 August 16, 2018.
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Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 15 stops. 17 ranks. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

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


  • Status Note: There 1997 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Building was formerly St. Joseph's Passionist Monastery. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from John Igoe. -- The former Monastery building is no longer associated with the adjacent St. Joseph's parish. The organ is in a gallery of a former chapel, now used for storage. The room has astounding acoustics. The organ was fully playable in the late 1990s at an AGO members' recital. (Database Manager. January 25, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from David M Storey. (Database Manager. February 16, 2013)
  • Updated through online information from David M Storey. -- This organ received an OHS Historic citation July 11, 1991 (Database Manager. February 18, 2013)
  • Updated by Steven Bartley, listing conversations with this person as the source of the information: David Farmer, active parishioner at St. Joseph's Monestery Parish.
    Mr. Farmer informed, this writer that the old chapel of the St. Joseph Monastery has been chopped up into smaller rooms by its present owner's Mountain Manor Treatment Center. The organ is still in situ, but walled up in a small space. (Steven E. Lawson. August 16, 2018)

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Organ Case. 1991 OHS Baltimore Convention Handbook; image courtesy of Daniel Fisher

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  • from 1991 OHS Convention Handbook
    Baltimore, Maryland
    St. Joseph Passionist Monastery
    Henry Niemann, 1887
    Great 58 notes   Swell 58 notes         Pedal 27 notes
    16 Bourdon       8 Violin Diapason      16 Bourdon
    8 Open Diapason  8 Stopped Diapason
    8 Dulciana       8 Salicional
    8 Melodia        8 Vox Celeste (TC)
    4 Octave         4 Har. Flute
    2 Fifteenth      2 Flautino
    III Mixture      8 Oboe (TC)
    Manual Coupler
    Sw. to Ped.
    Gr to Ped.
     [Received from David M Storey 2013-02-15.]
  • Click Here from 1991 OHS Convention Handbook Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.