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Lodi Historical Society
8522 South Main Street
Lodi, New York 14860

Main Hall

OHS Database ID 8742.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 243, 1999-10-10.

OHS Convention Organ, 2014.

Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ needs repairs, but is in usable condition.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition August 5, 2014.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 19 ranks. 563 pipes. Manual compass is 56 notes. Pedal compass is 17 notes.

The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front. There are hinged doors that enclose keyboards. The console is in a fixed position, left.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. Trigger/hitch-down swell. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. Flat straight pedalboard.


  • The original builder was E. & G. G. Hook (1852, Opus 140). (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Status Note: There 1997 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Moved from Methodist Church, Lodi, NY and placed in storage 1975. Restored by Culver Mowers and installed in Lodi Historical building. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through information posted to PIPORG-L by Darrel Coons October 6, 2008: "There's a 2m Hook in Lodi, NY that has a 17-note centered pedalboard. The Pedal 16' Sub Bass only has 13 pipes, but the manual Stopped Diap. Bass has 17. I've never seen a configuration like this, but it works; this is a fine instrument." (James Cook. October 6, 2008)
  • Updated through on-line information from Kip Said. -- To clarify previous notes: The Lodi Historical Society is the same building as the former Lodi Methodist Church. According to information found on the website of the Lodi Historical Society, the organ was removed from the Methodist Church in 1975 (by then in use by the Lodi Presbyterian Church) to protect the instrument as the building was deteriorating. The organ was stored in a barn for safekeeping. During this time, The Lodi Historical Society acquired the former Methodist Church. In 1988, after stabilization of the building, the organ was returned to its former home for storage - by then/now called the Lodi Historical Society. Restoration by Rev. Mowers began in 1994. The instrument was played in three concerts in 1996. As of 2011, the instrument is used for the occasional concert as well as for weddings held in the space. The organ is a "source of pride" for the Historical Society and for the entire village. (Database Manager. April 4, 2011)
  • Updated through online information from Bryan Dunnewald. -- Organ is in a room with no climate control, so the future looks grim. Plays fine, but needs help. Good Hook sound. No real acoustic in the room. (Database Manager. November 26, 2011)

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Keydesk and Pipe Facade. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2013-10-10
Keydesk and Pipe Facade. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2013-10-10
Keydesk. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2013-10-10
Building Interior and Pipe Facade. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2013-10-10
Building Interior and Pipe Facade. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2013-10-10

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  • Stoplist courtesy of the Organ Historical Society
           Lodi, New York
           The Lodi Historical Society
          (Occupying the former Methodist Church, 1880)
           E. & G.G. Hook   Op. 140   1852   2/13
           Compass:  Manuals, 56 notes, C-g3
                     Pedal, 17 notes, C-e
        8' Open Diapason (1-21 zinc, in fa├žade, 22-56 common metal)
        8' St. Diapason (18-56 all stopped wood)
        8' Dulciana (18-56, common metal)
        8' St. Diapason Bass (1-17 only; stopped wood)
        5' Octave (1-7 zinc, not original, 8-56, common metal)
        4' Flute (from c0, 44 pipes, all open wood)
    2 2/3' Twelfth (common metal)
        2' Fifteenth (common metal)
    1 3/5' Seventeenth* (Reed)(t.f.), 39 pipes
        *  originally a reed from tenor F (t.f.), 39 pipes
        8' Open Diapason Sw. (t.f., 39 pipes c.m.)
        8' St. Diapason Treb. (39 pipes; 18-24 stopped wood, c1-g3 c.m. chimney flutes                  
        8' Viol d'Gambe Sw. (t.f., 39 pipes c.m.)
        8' St. Diapason Sw. Bass (1-17 only, stopped wood outside swell box)
        4' Principal Sw. (t.f., 39 pipes c.m.)
        8' Trumpet Sw. (t.f., 39 pipes; zinc resonators; 34-56 flue pipes
       16' Sub Bass (13 large-scale stopped wood pipes; 14-17 play through couplers only)
           Swell to Great
           Pedals with Gr. Or.
           Pedals with Sw. Or.
          [Received from Jeff Scofield July 19, 2014]
  • Click Here Stoplist courtesy of the Organ Historical Society Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.