The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. John's Episcopal Church
41 Delaware Street
Sandusky, Michigan 48471

OHS Database ID 5795.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 177, 1995-08-09.

Status and Condition

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original state.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition November 16, 2016.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

One manual. 2 divisions. 8 stops. 10 registers. 5 ranks. 261 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

The organ is in a floor-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. No combination action. Flat straight pedalboard.


  • Played at 1995 OHS Convention (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Built for St. Mary's R. C., Bath, NY. Purchased from organ technician in Michigan in 1990 and moved here through OCH. Restored by Dana Hull. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from John Speller. -- Details from OHS Organ Handbook 1995 (Lower Michigan), p. 67 (Database Manager. March 27, 2015)
  • Updated through online information from Mary K Freel. (Database Manager. November 16, 2016)

Online Documents

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  • Rescued from a chicken coop .... Hisotry and photograph by Mary K. Freel. Author: Author not named Source: Newspaper notice from Sanilac County News,. Document Date. September 15, 1993. Document received from Mary K. Freel 2016-11-06.

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Console. Photograph by Mary K Freel (May 2011)
Facade Pipes. Photograph by Mary K. Freel (May 2011)

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  • OHS Organ Handbook 1995 (Lower Michigan), p. 67
    Sandusky, Michigan
    St. John's Episcopal Church, 
    M. P. Möller Inc., Op. 212, 1898
    Installation by Dana Hull 
    Manual, 61 notes, enclosed
    8 ft. Open Diapason                      51 pipes, metal, 1-10 grooved to Melodia Bass
    8 ft. Melodia [Treble, mid C]            37 pipes, wood
    8 ft. Melodia Bass                       24 pipes, wood
    8 ft. Dulciana [Treble (mid C]           37 pipes, metal
    8 ft. Dolce Bass                         24 pipes, wood and metal
    4 ft. Flute d' Amour [Treble, mid C]     37 pipes, wood and metal
    4 ft. Flute Harmonic [Bass]              24 pipes, metal 
    Pedal, 27 notes
    16 ft. Bourdon                           27 pipes, wood
    8 ft.  Pedal Flöte                       = Manual to Pedal coupler
    Balanced Swell Pedal
    Bellows Signal
    Mechanical action 
     [Received from John Speller 2015-03-14.]
  • Click Here OHS Organ Handbook 1995 (Lower Michigan), p. 67 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.