The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Holy Cross R.C. Church
110 E. West Street
Baltimore, Maryland

OHS Database ID 4337.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 135, 1991-07-10.

Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 18, 2013.

Technical Details

Slider chests. EP sliders. Electric key action. Electric stop action.

Two manuals. 24 stops. 26 ranks.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Co. also known as Ganter & Schumacher. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Electrified. By 1995 had MIDI hook-up. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • From John Igoe: A new organ supply console was installed in the late 1990's by local maintenance man Al Bowders. In 2004-5, OHS member David Storey placed solenoid motors on the slider chests, to replace the badly designed pneumatic stop action. The organ had terrible winding problems which have now been corrected. (James Cook. May 31, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from David M Storey. -- details based on personal observation. (Database Manager. February 16, 2013)
  • Updated through online information from David M Storey. -- This organ received OHS historic citation July 10, 1991 (Database Manager. February 18, 2013)

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Pipe Facade. Photograph by John Shanahan (1990)

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  • Baltimore, Maryland
    Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church
    East West Street
    Ganter&Schumacher, 1886
    Great 61 notes             Swell 61 notes               Pedal 27 notes
    16 Bourdon                 8 Geigen Principal           16 Double Open Diapason
    8 Principal                8 Doppel Floete              16 Bourdon
    8 Gedeckt                  8 Stopped Diapason           8 Violoncello
    8 Melodia                  8 Salicional                 16 Trombone (not extant)
    8 Viol di Gamba            4 Violina 
    8 Dulciana                 2 Flautino
    4 Principal                8 Oboe
    4 Rohrflote                8 Clarinet
    2-2/3 Twelfth              Tremolo
    2 Fifteenth
    III Mixture
    8 Trumpet
    Manual Coupler
    Great to Pedal
    Swell to Pedal
     [Received from David M Storey 2013-02-15.]
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