The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Sacred Heart R.C. Church
Bethlehem (Shelby), Ohio 44875

OHS Database ID 4256.


This organ received OHS Citation number 29, 1981-03-22.

Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition September 5, 2009.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 14 stops. 12 ranks.


  • Status Note: There 1981. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Later moved to present building by Hy Stahl. Swell shoe added by Carl Barckhoff. 662 pipes. Compass 61/27. Restored by John G. P. Leek Organ Co. in 1980. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Michael Loris. -- I was the first person to "discover" this organ, on 10 August 1958. As I recall, it was built for this building, so what does "present building" mean? Also, there are errors in the typed stoplist. (Database Manager. September 5, 2009)

Online Documents

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Church interior and organ in gallery. Photograph by Alex Fries 2009-04-16
Organ Case. Photograph by Dwane Grace (2008)

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When they are available, stoplists for organs are included in the Database. To make corrections in stoplists that you see here, please send details via e-mail to rather than submitting a new stoplist through our online form.

  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
    Sacred Heart of Jesus R. C., Shelby, Bethlehem, OH
    1879 W. H. Clarke & Co. 
    (Stoplist: 1981 dedication program)
    Great 61 Notes 
    Open Diapason,  8'  (61 spotted metal, slotted 17 zinc basses in case)
    Dulciana TC 8' (49, spotted, slotted)
    St. Dia. Bass  8' (12 stopped wood)
    Melodia TC  8' (49 open wood to top)
    Octave 4' (61 spotted, coned 5 zinc basses
    Octave Quint* 2-2/3' (61 cormnon metal, coned)
    Super Octave*  2'  (61 common metal, coned)
    Swell, 61 notes 
    Bourdon TC 16' (49 stopped wood, arched mouths)
    Salicional TC  8' (49 spotted, slotted)
    Gedeckt TC  8' (49  stopped wood, arched mouths, 12 metal trebles
    Unison Bass 8' (12 stopped wood)
    Flute Octaviante 4' (61 spotted, coned, arched mouths, 5 zinc basses)
    Flageolet 2'  (61 spotted, coned, conical arched mouths)  
    61 Pedal, 27 Notes
    Sub Bass 16' (27 stopped wood)
    Sw. to Ped. 
    Gt. to Ped. 
    Manual Coupler
    Bellows Signal 
    Pedal Check
    Pedal movements:
    1.  Forte 
    2.  Piano 
    3.  Gt. to Ped. reversible
    (all pipes enclosed in single swell box except Open Diapason and Sub Bass)
    *  denotes non-original stop label.
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.