The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Vincent's Episcopal Church
5441 - 9th Avenue, North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33710

OHS Database ID 9037.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 210.

Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition April 11, 2014.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 11 stops. 11 ranks.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. There is an attached keydesk en fenêtre.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • The original builder was C. F. Durner (c. 1885). (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Status Note: There 1997 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • From Thom Thomas music room, Palm Beach, FL. Ded. 1 Mar 1998 by C. P. Schrader and choir. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through on-line information from Stephen Hall. -- Stenciled facade pipes. In regular use for services (August 2009). (Database Manager. August 24, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from C. Paul Schrader. -- The Durner Organ was restored by Thomas R.Thomas (West Palm Beach)in 1995. I have been the Organist at St. Vincent's Church from 1995 to 2004 and from March, 2009 to present. I am the Curator for the Charles F. Durner Organ. Mr. Darwin Klug moved the Durner from the Thomas residence to the gallery in St. Vincent's Church in 1997. He tunes,repairs and maintains the instrument. The Durner is used weekly. (Database Manager. March 3, 2014)

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  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
    St. Vincent's Episcopal
    St. Petersburg, Florida
    1885-86 C.F. Durner Organ
    Great: (58 notes)
    8'      Open Diapason
    8'      Melodia (wood)
    8'      Dolce
    4'      Principal
    2'      Fifteenth
    Swell: (58 notes - expressive)
    8'      Viola
    8'      Stopped Diapason Bass
    8'      Stopped Diapason Treble (wood)
    4'      FLute Harmonique (metal)
    8'      Bassoon Bass
    8'      Oboe (Treble)
    Pedal: (27 notes)
    16'     Bourdon (wood)
    Swell to Great
    Great To Pedal
    Swell to Pedal
    The organ was obtained "partially" through OCH.
    The organ was originally built for St. Paul United Methodist Church in Jim Thorpe, PA. Removed in 
    1978, the organ was destined for Yale University. When plans for an additional organ studio fell 
    through, the organ remained in storage until 1994. Purchased and restored by the firm of Thomas-
    Pierce, Inc (Thom Thomas of Palm Beach). 
    The organ was moved here by OHS member Darwin Klug of Lakeland. It is situated in a newly built 
    rear gallery and was first heard on Sunday, November 9, 1997. The organist of the church, OHS 
    member C. Paul Schrader, played the first dedication recital on March 1 with members of the parish 
    choir also participating. The second dedication concert took place on March 22 with OHS member 
    Robert Setzer at the organ assisted by the Vanning String Trio. Performed were works by Bach, 
    Frescobaldi, Marcello, Corelli, Boellmann and Setzer.
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.