The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Luther Acres Retirement Community
Lititz, Pennsylvania 17543


OHS Database ID 6475.


This organ received OHS Citation number 28, 1980-10-12.

Status and Condition

The organ has been removed from this location and is currently in storage.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition November 13, 2014.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

One manual. 9 stops. 8 ranks.

This is a portable instrument and can be moved in its entirety. There are hinged doors that enclose keyboards.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. No combination action. Flat straight pedalboard.


  • The original builder was E. & G. G. Hook (1867, Opus407). (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Status Note: There 1980. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Relocated c. 1980 through OCH from Second Christian, Hagerstown, MD. Restored by McFarland 1980. Gift of Henry F. Fitzkee. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Dr. Karl E. Moyer. -- SDG Organ Co, Millersville PA (James McFarland et al.) removed this Hook upon request of the Luther Acres management and currently (January 2013) has it in storage and for sale. While limited in scope, it is a little gem! (Database Manager. January 21, 2013)
  • Updated through online information from Evan Brickner. (Database Manager. November 13, 2014)

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  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
    Luther Acres Retirement Community, Lititz, PA
    1867 E. & G. G. Hook, Op. 407/1980 McFarland
    (Stoplist: Dieffenbuch 7:3)
    16' Bourdon (12 pipes)
    16' Bourdon Treble (44 pipes)
    8' Stopped Bass (12 pipes)
    8' Open Diapason (44 pipes)
    8' Stopped Diapason (44 pipes)
    8' Keraulophon (44 pipes)
    4' Octave (56 pipes)
    4' Flute (56 pipes)
    II Mixture (122 pipes)
    Pedal (25 notes)
    Coupler only, no pipes.
    NB Most of the stop faces are missing or not original so the names and spelling of 
    the specifications may not be correct. Housed in a butternut case. Except for bottom 
    12 pipes of the 16' Bourdon, the organ is enclosed in the swell box.
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.