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Round Lake Auditorium
2 Wesley Avenue
Round Lake, New York 12151

OHS Database ID 709.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 10, 1976-07-25.

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 17, 2017.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 33 stops. 33 registers. 41 ranks. 2084 pipes. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 25 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room.


  • Featured organ, OHS 2006 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • From Calvary Episcopal, NYC, 4th Ave. & 21st St., New York, NY. Altered by Levi U. Stuart 1868. Moved here and rebuilt by Giles Beach in 1888. Historic Organs Recital 26 Jul 1987. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- Originally a G-compass organ. Converted to C-compass by Levi U. Stuart in 1868. Original Great 4' 2nd Principal later replaced with with an 8' string. This tonal change reversed by Andover Organ Co. with a used Ferris 4' Octave in 1988. 5-sectional facade with 23 gold-painted pipes arranged: 5-3-7-3-5. Drawknobs arranged in cruciform layout on each side of the manuals. (Database Manager. June 2, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Organ is played regularly in series of summer concerts (the village website lists five events featuring the organ in summer 2008). The village has applied for National Landmark status for the auditorium. (article in Schenectady "Daily Gazette" dated June 26, 2008) (Database Manager. June 28, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from John Walthausen. -- n.b. the second principal 4 on the great which was changed to a salicional in the 19th century has since been changed back to a principal by Andover. (Database Manager. March 3, 2010)
  • Updated by Matthew M. Bellocchio, who maintains the organ.
    On January 11, 2017 the organ was officially designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior. It is the first pipe organ to receive this designation. Press release: (James Cook. January 17, 2017)

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  • Pinel, Stephen. "Round Lake Auditorium: Davis & Ferris (1847)," 2006 Organ Atlas: Capital District Region, New York State (pp. 8-19). [History, complete description, stoplist and photographs]

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Keydesk and stopjambs. Photo by James R. Stettner 1988-07-17
Swell & Pedal stopjamb. Photo by James R. Stettner 1988-07-17
Great & Choir stopjamb. Photo by James R. Stettner 1988-07-17
Diagram of Great & Choir stops. Drawing by James R. Stettner 1988-07-17
Diagram of Swell & Pedal stops. Drawing by James R. Stettner 1988-07-17

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  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
    Round Lake Auditorium
    1847 Ferris & Stuart, for Calvary Episcopal Church, NY/alt. Ferris, 1852/
    Stuart, 1868, 1878, moved to Round Lake by Giles Beach, 1888
    (Stoplist: Paul Opel, PIPORG-L Aug 1998)
    Great  (C-a''', 58 notes)
    First Open Diapason 8
    Second Open Diapason 8
    Stopped Diapason 8
    First Principal 4
    Second Principal 4 (replaced by Salicional, 1868)
    Night Horn 4 (TC)
    Twelfth 2 2/3
    Fifteenth 2
    Sesquialtera III
    Mixture III
    Trumpet 8
    Clarion 4
    Choir (C-a''')
    Open Diapason 8 (from G)
    Dulciana 8
    Stopped Diapason 8
    Principal 4
    Flute 4
    Picolo 2 (TC)
    Furniture II (from G)
    Cremona 8 (replaced 1878)
    Swell (chests c-a''', 46 notes, bottom octave coupled to Choir)
    Bourdon 16
    Open Diapason 8
    Dulciana 8
    Principal 4
    Sesquialtera III
    Cornet II
    Trumpet 8
    Hautboy 8
    Clarion 4
    Pedal: (C-c', 25 notes)
    Double Open Diapason 16 (rebuilt from 32', 1888)
    Open Diapason 16
    Bourdon 16 (added 1878)
    Violoncello 8
    Sw, Ch/Gt
    Sw, Ch, Gt/Ped
    Great forte and piano
    Originally built as a GG compass, it was altered to C compass in 1868.
    The auditorium has a roof but no walls. The stopknobs have an interesting layout- on either side, they are set out as a cross, a nice visual effect. Has this been done anywhere else?
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  • Click Here Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.
  • From Organ Atlas 2006
    8' 1st Open Diapason Metal
    8' 2nd Open Diapason Zinc
    8' Stopped Diapason
    4' 1st Principal
    4' 2nd Principal
    4' Night Horn
    2 2/3' Twelfth
    2' Fifteenth
    III Mixture 
    III Sesquialtra 
    8' Trumpet
    4' Clarion
    8' Open Diapason
    8' Stopped Diapason
    8' Dulciana
    4' Principal
    4' Flute
    2' Picolo
    II Furniture
    8' Cremona
    Swell [tenor c]:
    16' Double Stopped Diapason
    8' Open Diapason
    8' Stopped Diapason
    4' Principal
    II Cornet
    III Sesquialtra
    8' Trumpet
    8' Hautboy
    4' Clarion
    16' Double Open Diapason
    16' Open Diapason
    16' Bourdon
    8' Violoncello
    Great to Pedal
    Choir to Pedal
    Swell to Pedal
    Choir to Great
    Swell to Great
    Swell to Choir
     [Received from Connor Annable 2011-06-06.]
  • Click Here From Organ Atlas 2006 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.