The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Corpus Christi (Jenkins Memorial) R.C. Church
110 West Lafayette Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21217

OHS Database ID 6061.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 133, 1991-07-11.

Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ needs repairs, but is in usable condition.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 18, 2013.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical action with pneumatic assist [Barker levers or some similar device]. Pneumatic stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 26 stops. 28 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. 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 terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. Flat straight pedalboard.


  • Status Note: There 1997 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Historic Organs Recital 11 Jul 1991. Compass 58/27. The contract for the organ was actually between Michael Jenkins (namesake of the church) and J.H. & C.S. Odell for the sum of $4,200. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from David M. Storey. (Database Manager. November 20, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from David M. Storey. -- Organ received OHS historic citation July 11, 1991 (Database Manager. February 18, 2013)

Online Documents

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Nave, Balcony, and Organ Case. Photograph by David M. Storey 2011-02-14

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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.
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church (Jenkins Memorial)
    J. H. & C. S. Odell   Opus 277   1889
    (stoplist xxxx Web site 1997)
    2 manuals, 24 ranks, mechanical key action and pneumatic stop action, compass: 58/27
             GREAT ORGAN (58 notes)
         16' Double Open Diapason
          8' Open Diapason
          8' Gamba
          8' Doppel Flote
          4' Harmonic Flute
          4' Octave
      2 2/3' Twelfth
          2' Fifteenth
             Mixture III
          8' Trumpet
             SWELL ORGAN (58 notes)
         16' Bourdon
          8' Open Diapason
          8' Salicional
          8' Vox Celeste
          8' Stopped Diapason
          4' Wald Flute
          4' Violina
          2' Flautina
             Cornet III
          8' Oboe (TC)
          8' Bassoon
             PEDAL ORGAN (27 notes)
         16' Double Open Diapason
         16' Bourdon
          8' Violoncello
    The Great Division utilizes double drawstop pneumatics to draw the stop sliders, allowing the ingenious use of programmable mechanichal combination pistons, as well as a piston for reversible Swell to Great Coupler. All features well ahead of their time in 1889.
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.