The OHS Pipe Organ Database

North Parish Universalist Church
Woodstock, Vermont

OHS Database ID 6785.


This organ received OHS Citation number 7, 1975-10-05.

Status and Condition

The organ has been restored to a previous state.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 10, 2008.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 16 stops. 17 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front 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, not in standard AGO position. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. Flat straight pedalboard.


  • The organ studio of Eugene Thayer was in the Odd Fellows Building, Tremont & Berkeley Streets, Boston, Mass. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Purchased in 1881 for $1500 by North Parish Universalist Church, Woodstock, Vermont. Restored Andover #R-107 1968. Restored A. David Moore, Inc., in 2007. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • (Database Manager. January 10, 2008)

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Organ. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2008-02-29
Chancel and Organ Case. Photograph by Linda Galveo 2014-12-15
Facade Pipes. Photograph by Linda Galveo 2014-12-15
Keydesk. Photograph by Linda Galveo 2014-12-15

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  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
    North Parish Universalist Church, Woodstock, VT
    Built originally for the Boston studio of Whitney Eugene Thayer (1838-1889).
    Tracker 2:1 October 1957
    MANUAL I (61 Notes)
    8' Principal or Open Diapason 
    8' Gedekt or Stopped Diapason 
    8' Dolce or Aeoline 
    4' Octave or Principal 
    4' Lieblich Flöte or Flute d'Amour 
    2-2/3' Quinte or Twelfth 
    2' Super Octave or Fiteenth   
    MANUAL II (61 Notes, Enclosed)
    16' Bourdon or Double Diapason 
    8' Geigen Principal or Violin Diapason 
    8' Salicional or Viol d'Amour 
    4' Traversflöte or Flute Harmonique   
    8' Trompet or Oboe 
    Mixture II or Sesquialtera II  "COLLECTIVE PEDALS"
    Manual I to Pedale and Principal 16'
    to Withdraw the Same
    Manual I Fortissimo
    To Withdraw the Same
    PEDALE (27 Notes)
    16' Principal or Sub Bass 
    16' Bourdon or Double Dulciana  (swell)
    8' Violoncello or Octave 
    Biggs plays the Ives 'Variations on America' in this delightful 
    recording titled "The Organ in America -- being a Survey of the 
    Organ-Builder's Art as practiced in these United States from the 
    Revolution until the War between the States with many Sounds of 
    the actual Instruments playing lively Tunes & Musicks of the Day.  
    Collected & Performed by E. Power Biggs with divers Article and 
    Illustrations of this Fascinating but Little-Known Inheritance." 
    Columbia Masterworks LP, MS6161 / ML5496.  Issued ca the 1976 
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.