The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
1000 Michigan Avenue
La Porte, Indiana 46350

OHS Database ID 8163.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 34, 1981-11-22.

Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
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 December 20, 2009.
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Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 24 ranks.

The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard.


  • The original builder was Steer & Turner (1872, Opus 45). (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Status Note: There 1996. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from John Gouwens. -- The stops added by Wahl are lettered in red at the console, so that the player may readily play only the Steere & Turner ranks. This includes two ranks added to the Great Mixture. (Half-draw of that knob engages only the S&T ranks.) (Database Manager. December 20, 2009)

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  • [Unattributed]. "The La Porte, Indiana Steere and Turner Organ," The Stopt Diapason (Vol. 1, No. 4 [August 1980], pp. 2). [history, stoplist, description]

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  • Typed Stoplist (Source: The Stopt Diapason, August 1980)
          St. Paul Episcopal Church
          La Porte, Indiana
          Steere & Turner, Opus 45, 1872
          Additions by Ronald Wahl, 1978
          OHS ID: 8163
          OHS Citation No. 34, 1981
          GREAT (CC-a2)     pipes         SWELL (CC-a2)     pipes
        8 Open Diapason        58       8 Open Diapason        46
        8 Stop'd Diapason Bass 12       8 Stop'd Diapason Bass 12
        8 Melodia              46       8 Stop'd Diapason      46
        8 Dulciana             46       8 Keraulophon          46
        4 Principal            58       4 Wald Flue (harmonic) 58
        4 Flute a Cheminee     58       2 Flautino*            58
        2 Fifteenth            58   1-1/3 Nineteenth*          58 
          Mixture II & IV* +  232       8 Basson               12
    2-2/3 Cornet I* & II*  +  107       8 Oboe                 46
        8 Trumpet*             58         Tremulant
                                          PEDALE (CC-d)
          COUPLERS                     16 Bourdon              27
          Great to Pedale               8 Violoncello*         27
          Swell to Pedale               4 Gemshorn*            27
          Swell to Great               16 Cremona*             27
           (by button in keyslip) 
        + double-draw stop knob
        * new ranks added in 1978-79    Total: 24 ranks, 1165 pipes              
    [Received online from T. Daniel Hancock, 2012-09-13]
  • Click Here Typed Stoplist (Source: The Stopt Diapason, August 1980) Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.