The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Howard Presbyterian Church
Oak and Baker Streets
San Francisco, California

OHS Database ID 9441.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been relocated and is no longer at this location.
(The last update we received about this organ was on the transfer of data from the OHS PC Database, October 30, 2004.)

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 20 stops. 21 ranks.


  • The original builder was Wm. B. D. Simmons (1852). (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Moved to new building by Felix Schoenstein. Moved within the building in 1904 by Schoenstein, who altered the organ at that time. Manual keyboards brought forward. 30-note, concave, radiating pedalboard added (17 pipes, repeating at sucessive octaves). Hitch-down Swell pedal replaced by balanced Swell pedal. Case painted, pipes redecorated. Hand pumped until 1918. Relocated to (or building sold to?) New Liberation United Presbyterian, San Francisco, CA., then relocated to Los Altos Methodist , Long Beach, CA. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)

Online Documents

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  • Schoenstein, Louis J.. Memoirs of a San Francisco Organ Builder. (San Francisco, California: Cue Publications, 1977), 158 [0]

Related Database Entries

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Church Interior. A newspaper article, courtesy of Amanda Cooper (1930s)

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