The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Scottish Rite Temple, Denver Consistory
1370 Grant Street
Denver, Colorado

Main Auditorium

OHS Database ID 9043.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 223.

Status and Condition

The organ has been restored to a previous state.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 27, 2018.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 17 stops. 50 registers. 19 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes.

Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Status Note: There 1997 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Charles Shaeffer. -- Organ has cymbal, chinese gong (thumb piston), Bugle call(F,Bb,D,F, on buttons), harp (Gt), marimba ( Solo, single & re-interating), snare drum stroke & roll, bass drum stroke & roll, 20 tube chimes, F & P, drums and chimes on 2ndT pedal. -- Chest compass is 73 pipes for manual stops, as used by many builders during this period (Database Manager. January 24, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from Charles F. Shaeffer. -- Kimball Op. 6781 restoration was completed in January 2010. The restoration was financed in a large part by History Colorado which has some very stringent guidelines. All work had to be documented with the instrument returned to as close to the way it was originally built.

    The only change made to the organ was the installation of a solid state relay system installed in 2004 before the Scottish Rite was awarded the History Colorado grant. The list of pipe ranks etc. from the August 2008 issue of The Diapason is not completely accurate.

    Seventeen ranks operate on 10" w/p. The Diapason Phonon and Tuba in the main chamber are on 15". (Database Manager. September 13, 2015)
  • Updated by Charles F. Shaeffer, who has heard or played the organ.
    Pipe chambers are above the domed ceiling on either side of the 20' diameter stained glass oculus. Solo chamber above stage (east end) and main chamber above rear (west end) of auditorium. Both chambers speak through tone chutes. (Steven E. Lawson. February 27, 2018)

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  • Coleberd, Robert E.. "The Masonic Lodge Pipe Organ: Another neglected chapter in the history of pipe organ building in America," The Diapason (August, 2008 [Whole No. 1185] pp. 24-29). [Lists both of Multiple Masonic Lodge contracts by builders and of representative four-manual Masonic Lodge organs] [Photograph, stoplist]

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Console and Auditorium Interior. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 1997-05-04

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  • From The Diapason, August 2008
    Denver, Colorado
    Scottish Rite Temple, Denver Consistory
    W.W. Kimball Co.   KPO 6781   1925    3 manuals, 50 registers, 17 stops, 19 ranks
            GREAT ORGAN                               SOLO ORGAN
        16' Bourdon (Tibia)         101           16' Gedeckt                 101
         8' Diapason Phonon          73           16' Salicional Bass (TC)     --
         8' Tibia Minor (ext)        --            8' Horn Diapason            73
         8' Waldhorn                 85            8' Tibia Clausa             73
         8' Viola                    73            8' Viol d'Orchestra         73
         4' Gemshorn (Waldhorn)      --            8' Violes Celestes II      146
         4' Octave Viola (ext)       --            8' Echo Salicional          85
         4' Flute (Tibia)            --            8' Concert Flute (Ged)      --
     2 2/3' Twelfth (Tibia)          --            4' Orchestral Flute (Ged)   --
         2' Fifteenth (Waldhorn)     --            4' Violin (Salicional)      --
         8' Tuba                     73        2 2/3' Nazard (Gedeckt)         --
            Harp                     AC            2' Flautina (Gedeckt)       --
            Chimes F                 20 tubes  1 3/5' Tierce (Gedeckt)         --
            Chimes P                                  String Mixture III (Sal) -- b
            Snare Drum Tap                        16' Bassoon                  73
            Snare Drum Roll                        8' Trumpet                  85
            Tremolo - Diapason                     8' Orchestral Oboe (Syn)    -- c
            Tremolo - Tuba                         8' Vox Humana               61
            Tremolo                                4' Oboe Clarion (Trumpet)   --
                                                   8' Marimba (reiterating)
            ACCOMPANIMENT ORGAN                    4' Marimba (reiterating)
        16' Contra Viole (TC)        GT               Vox Vibrato
         8' Waldhorn                 GT               Tremolo
         8' Tibia Minor              GT
         8' Viola                    GT               PEDAL ORGAN
         8' Unda Maris II           122           32' Acoustic Bass (resultant)
         4' Octave Viola             GT           16' Diaphone (ext GT)        12
         4' Solo Flute (Tibia)       GT           16' Bourdon                  GT
         8' Musette (Syn)            -- a         16' Contra Viola (ext GT)    12
         8' Clarinet                 73           16' Gedeckt                  SO
         8' English Horn             73            8' Bass Flute (Bourdon)     GT
         8' Harp                     49 bars       8' Still Gedeckt            SO
         4' Harp                     --            4' Flute                    SO
            Tremolo                               16' Bassoon                  SO
                                                      Bass Drum Stroke (2nd touch)
         a  GT Bourdon + Viola                        Bass Drum Roll (2nd touch)
         b  12-15-17 (Salicional)                     Cymbal Crash (2nd touch)
         c  Gedeckt + VdO                             Snare Drum Roll (2nd touch)
                                                   8' Chimes                   GT
            TOY COUNTER
            Chinese Gong (thumb)
            Bugle Call F, Bb, D, F (buttons)
            Sforzando (toe lever)
            Chimes Sustain (toe lever)
            Thunder (toe lever)
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2015-07-10]
  • Click Here From The Diapason, August 2008 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.