The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Lutheran Church
603 Washington Avenue
Lorain, Ohio 44052

OHS Database ID 664.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 403, 2011-09-25.

Status and Condition

The organ has been destroyed and is no longer extant.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition Unknown.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Electric stop action.

Two manuals. 28 stops. 42 ranks. 2062 pipes.

The organ is in a floor-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console. The mechanical action console is detached from the main case.

Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual. No enclosed divisions. Combination Action: Setterboard. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Hitchdown couplers.


  • Werkmeister III temperament. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Brian Wentzel. (Database Manager. October 12, 2011)
  • Church and organ destroyed by fire on August 28, 2014. (Steven E. Lawson. August 28, 2014)

Online Documents

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  • Pape, Uwe. The Tracker Organ Revival in America. (Berlin: Pape Verlag, 1977), 220 [0]
  • Boe, David. "The John Brombaugh Organ (1970) at First Lutheran Church, Lorain, Ohio," CrossAccent (Vol. 8, No. 3 [Fall 2000]). [30th anniversary article describing instrument and history; photograph, specification]

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  • The Tracker, Volume 55, Number 4, Fall 2011
    Lorain, Ohio
    First Lutheran Church
    John Brombaugh & Associates   Opus 4   1970   2 manuals. 28 stops. 42 ranks
          16' Bourdon (oak)
           8' Praestant (top 32 notes doubled)
           8' Rohrflöte
           4' Octave
           4' Spitzflöte
       2-2/3' Quint
       2-2/3' Nazard
           2' Octave
           2' Gemshorn
       1-3/5' Tierce
              Mixture IV
              Scharff III
           8' Trumpet
              Positiv to Great
           8' Gedeckt (wood basses)
           4' Praestant
           4' Flute
           2' Octave
       1-1/3' Larigot
              Sesquialtera II
              Scharff IV
           8' Dulzian
          16' Praestant
           8' Octave (lowest 10 in common with Gt. Praestant)
           4' Octave
           2' Nachthorn
              Mixture IV
          16' Posaune
           8' Trumpet
              Great to Pedal
              Positiv to Pedal
              Great 4
              Positiv 4
              Pedal 5
              Generals 6
              General Cancel
              Tremulant for entire organ, two speeds
     [Received from T. Daniel Hancock 2012-02-28.]
  • Click Here The Tracker, Volume 55, Number 4, Fall 2011 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.