from HISTORY OF THE FIRST METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, CITY OF LANCASTER, PA., 1807 to 1893. JOHN S. J. McCONNELL, D. D., LANCASTER, PA; 1893; pages 92-93. "During the summer of 1892, after the dedication of the new church, the organ was completed and placed in the organ loft in the rear of the pulpit. It was built by C S. Haskell, Esq., of Philadelphia, and is pronounced by competent judges one of the very finest, if not absolutely the finest pipe organ in Lancaster County. On Tuesday evening, September 20th, 1892, the inaugural recital attracted an audience of four hundred people," who had the pleasure of listening to one of the finest musical treats ever given in this city." * The performers were Professors David D. Wood and Irvin J. Morgan, each of whom played a number of classic selections well adapted to display the varied powers of the magnificent instrument. Both professors were enthusiastic in their praise of the new organ, pronouncing it one of the finest on which they have performed."
Installed August 1892, it was the largest organ in Lancaster, Pennsylvania at the time and the first C.S. Haskell organ in the city. The cost was reported at $4200, although church records report the cost at $3500 plus $63.65 for the "organ room". Replaced 1869 Samuel Bohler organ, which was relocated to Ridge Avenue M.E. Church in Harrisburg.
The congregation is now known as First Methodist Church.