The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Paul's R.C. Church
1855 W. Harrison Blvd.
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383

Mary, Queen of Apostles Chapel

OHS Database ID 6911.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 172, 1994-10-07.

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 September 24, 2007.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 18 registers. 18 ranks. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

The organ is at floor level at the rear of the room and some pipes are exposed. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. Flat straight pedalboard.


  • The original builder was Johnson & Son (1883, Opus615). (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Status Note: There 1996 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • From Masonic Lodge, Faribault, MN. Removed 1993 by Rutz, restored and placed here. OHS Citation 1994. Compass 58/27. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Roland R. Rutz. -- Fully restored instrument including the elaborately painted facade pipes and chestnut case. OHS citation 1994. (Database Manager. September 24, 2007)

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  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
    St. Paul R. C., Chapel of Mary, Queen of Apostles, Valparaiso, IN
    1883 Johnson & Son/1994 Rutz Organ Co.
    Open Diapason 8'
    Melodia 8' [TC]
    Unison Bass 8' [12 pipes]
    Gamba 8' [TC]
    Dulciana 8'
    Octave 4'
    Flute d'Amour 4'
    Twelfth 2 2/3'
    Fifteenth 2'
    Bourdon 16' [Wood, TC]
    Bourdon 16' [Wood, bass 12 pipes]
    Open Diapason 8'
    Stopped Diapason 8'
    Viola 8'
    Dolcissimo 8' [TC]
    Flute Harmonique 4'
    Fugara 4' [TC]
    Piccolo 2'
    Oboe 8' [TC]
    Bassoon 8' [Bass, 12 pipes]
    Double Open Diapason 16' [Wood]
    Pedal Check
    Great to Pedal 
    Swell to Pedal
    Swell to Great
    Pedal movements:
    Great Piano [soft 8' stops]
    Great Forte [all Great stops]
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.