The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Joseph's R.C. Church
St. Joseph's St., Cabbage Hill
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17600

OHS Database ID 4744.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 58, 1987-00-00.

Status and Condition

The organ has been restored to a previous state.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 4, 2014.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 25 stops. 29 ranks.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on flat jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. Flat straight pedalboard.


  • Status Note: There 1986 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Center rear gallery. Damaged when electronic organ installed c. 1965 (pipes crushed, action damaged). Restored in 1983 by J. R. McFarland. Wood 16' Trombone added to Pedal. Ded. 14 Jul 1985 by Karl E. Moyer. Pneumatic stop and combination action. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Restored 2004 by Columbia Organ Works. Facade Pipes re-stenciled to original colors and patterns. Chests retabled, multiple pipe repairs, reeds restored. (Paul Marchesano. March 9, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from Julien Girard. (Database Manager. March 12, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from Julien Girard. -- Trombone 16 missing at the Pedal (Database Manager. March 12, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from Evan Brickner. (Database Manager. November 7, 2013)
  • Updated through online information from John Igoe. (Database Manager. July 4, 2014)

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Nave, Balcony, and Organ Case. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2002-05-01

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  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
    St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Lancaster, PA
    c. 1890 Cark Barckhoff
    (Stoplist: SchnuteDB 1997; T 9:4:5)
    16' Open Diapason
    8' Open Diapason
    8' Melodia
    8' Gamba
    8' Dulciana
    4' Principal
    4' Flute
    3' Twelfth
    2' Fifteenth
    8' Trumpet
    III Mixture
    16' Bourdon
    8' Open Diapason
    8' Slicional
    8' Aeoline
    8' Stopped Diapason
    4' Fugara
    4' Flute Harmonique
    2' Piccolo
    III Cornet
    8' Cornopean
    8' Oboe
    16' Double Open Diapason
    16' Sub Bass
    8' Violincello
    Writer states that instrument is in poor condition
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.