The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Holy Cross R.C. Church
1824 Eddy Street near Divisadero
San Francisco, California

OHS Database ID 6502.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 95, 1988-06-23.

Status and Condition

The organ has been relocated and is no longer at this location.
(The last update we received about this organ was on the transfer of data from the OHS PC Database, October 30, 2004.)

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 31 stops. 32 registers. 31 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.


  • Relocated to Immaculate Conception (St. Mary's) R. C. Cathedral, Portland, OR c. 1995. Fleming chests. Sustained heavy damage in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. The L.A. Art Organ Co. supplied new Spencer design Great and Choir chests, which were installed by the Schoenstein Company of San Francisco. They also added a second Open Diapason stop, and rebuilt both sides of the case. The facade pipes repainted sometime during their lives. Holy Cross Church again was heavily damaged in the 1989 earthquake. The church closed and the building was sold to a developer. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)

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Console and Organ Case. Photograph by Jim Lewis 1978

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  • Stoplist from San Francisco Call Apr. 4, 1904): 5 via The Los Angeles Art Organ Company by James Lewis (OHS: 2012)
    San Francisco, California
    Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church
    Los Angeles Art Organ Co.   Opus 42   1904     3 manuals, 31 stops, 31 ranks
             GREAT ORGAN                           CHOIR ORGAN
         16' Double Open Diapason  61           8' Geigen Principal      61
          8' Open Diapason         61           8' Dulciana              61
          8' Open Diapason         61 a         8' Melodia               61
          8' Viola di Gamba        61           4' Violina               61
          8' Viol d'Amour          61           4' Flute d'Amour         61
          8' Doppel Flute          61           2' Harmonic Piccolo      61
          4' Octave                61           8' Clarinet              61
      2 2/3' Octave Quint          61
          2' Super Octave          61              PEDAL ORGAN
          8' Trumpet               61          16' Open Diapason         30
                                               16' Bourdon               30
             SWELL ORGAN                       16' Lieblich Gedeckt      SW
         16' Bourdon               61           8' Violoncello           30
          8' Violin Diapason       61           8' Stop'd Flute          30
          8' Viol d'Orchestre      61
          8' ├ćoline                61              COUPLERS
          8' Vox Celeste           61              Swell to Great
          4' Fugara                61              Swell to Great Octaves
          4' Harmonic Flute        61              Choir to Great
          2' Flautina              61              Choir to Great Sub-Octaves
          8' Oboe                  61              Swell to Choir
          8' Vox Humana            61              Pedal Octaves
                                                   Great to Pedal
          a  added 1906 by Schoenstein & Co.       Swell to Pedal
                                                   Choir to Pedal
             PEDAL MOVEMENTS                       MECHANICALS
             4 Combinations - Swell & Pedal        Tremolo (entire organ)
             3 Combinations - Great                Crescendo Pedal
             2 Combinations - Choir                Balanced Pedal - Choir
             Great to Pedal Reversible             Balanced Pedal - Swell
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2014-08-26]