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St. Mary's R.C. Church
219 3rd Street
Jersey City, New Jersey 07000

OHS Database ID 9046.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 226.

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 September 23, 2019.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Electric key action. Electric stop action.

Two manuals. 4 divisions. 32 stops. 21 registers. 35 ranks. 2016 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Status Note: There 1997 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Extant; releathering by Bishop in 1996. (Database Manager. March 16, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from Eric Fahner. -- This organ is a 2 manual and pedal 35 rank organ in the balcony. It has an enclosed Great, Swell, and Pedal, with a floating Positiv that is unenclosed. It is unaltered with an OHS certificate. The combination action has been restored, and a new blower added 2 years ago. The old one remains in the blower room. (Database Manager. January 7, 2008)
  • Updated by Eric Fahner, who has heard or played the organ.
    Most all notes are 73
    Organ is being restored by Mr Nick Meyers. Swell first as the leather was in poor condition. It has been found that the replacement blower is not adequate, and the plan is to have an expert to fix the original Century motor and overhaul the original Spencer blower pending reinstallation. I have as of September 2019 been organist at this organ for 25 years. (Thurlow Weed. September 23, 2019)

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  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives
    Jersey City, New Jersey
    St. Mary's Catholic Church
    Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.   Opus 988   1939   2 manuals, 32 stops, 35 ranks
              GREAT ORGAN (enclosed) - 4" wind         SWELL ORGAN - 5" wind
          16' Quintaten           61                8' Rohrflöte           73
           8' Principal           61                8' Viole de Gambe      73
           8' Gemshorn            61                8' Viole Celeste       73
           8' Bourdon             61                4' Octave              73
           4' Principal           61                2' Fifteenth           61
           4' Cor de Nuit         61              III  Cymbale (29-33-26) 183
       2 2/3' Quint               61               16' Bombarde            73
           2' Doublette           61                8' Trompette           73
          IV  Fourniture         244                4' Clairon             73
                (19-22-26-29)                          Tremolo
              POSITIV (Floating) - 3" wind             PEDAL ORGAN
           8' Gedeckt             61 a             16' Montre              32
           4' Nachthorn           61               16' Quintate            GT
       2 2/3' Nasard              61                8' Nachthorn           32
           2' Blockflöte          61                8' Quintade            GT
       1 3/5' Tierce              61                4' Principal           32
                                                    4' Quintade            GT
                                                   IV  Mixture            128
                                                   16' Bombarde            SW
           a  Koppelflöte                           8' Trompette           SW 
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2015-01-30]
  • Click Here From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.