Pipe Organs of Cape Cod & The Islands

This is an ongoing project started by Sarah Bach who is both a professional singer in Boston and Executive Director of Bach by Design, a firm that designs websites and handles public relations. The goal is to reference and account for any and all pipe organs existing on Cape Cod and the Islands. If you have any information about pipe organs, both existing or pre-existing, please contact Sarah Bach via email listed below. The only prerequisite for submitting info on an organ is that it must be a pipe organ.

*Listings for electronic and hybrid organs will not be posted. Please look to other sources for inclusion.*
Pipe organs that were altered electronically will be listed but no update or information will be supplied beyond that.

Photographs, specifications as well as articles written about an instrument are welcomed.
Email: sarahbach@verizon.net

I grew up on Cape Cod and my mother being an organist, I came to the appreciation of the "King of Instruments" rather early in my life. It is my hope that this database will continue to grow and be a resource to all who want to learn more about pipe organs or already know the joy of hearing and seeing them and would like to plan a visit to see one of these fine instruments. My research on Cape organs started back in 1999 when I was involved in a longterm project on an organ committee. I was the research person and through that I accumulated quite a bit of interesting information and photographs. My camera had become an appendage with all the "organ crawls" and meetings of our committee. Being that there wasn't a site dedicated to cataloguing the pipe organs of the Cape and Islands, I decided to create a website and it was launched in 2003. The website was the fruition of a final project for a web design course and continues to grow and evolve as information is sent along to me.

Thank you to all of you who have been so kind to share information about these fine organs. Please do not copy these pages without permission of the creator/website owner. The information offered here is for your perusal but it may not be used elsewhere on another website without permission from the sources provided on each of the organ pages. Please respect the churches, musicians and photographers who have allowed their information to be posted here. Information about the pipe organs has come from tremendous research and the help of many including The Organ Historical Society (OHS) and George Nelson, creator of Organs of the United States and Canada Database (OUSCDB).


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Cape Cod

Martha's VineyardNantucket


St. Mary's Episcopal Church

Karl Wilhelm, Inc.

Unitarian Church of Barnstable

Wm. B.D. Simmons

West Parish Meetinghouse

Mander Organs Ltd.
M.P. Moller, Inc.


United Methodist Church

Estey Organ Co./
Bishop Organ Co.


Reed Organ


Brewster Baptist Church

First Parish Brewster Unitarian

Edwin L. Holbrook


Christ Chapel

Austin Organs, Inc.

Craigville Residence

Estey Organ Co.

Craigville Beach Conference Center Tabernacle

Hook and Hastings Co.

Centerville Residence

Aeolian Organ Co.

South Congregational Church of Centerville

Berkshire Organ Company, Inc.


First Congregational Church of Chatham

Casavant Frères Ltd.

First United Methodist Church

Noack Organ Company, Inc.
Hook & Hastings Co.
E. & G.G. Hook

St. Christopher's Episcopal Church

George Stevens & Co.

Unitarian Universalist Meeting House of Chatham

E. & G.G. Hook


Marshall Stone


Visser Pipe Organs, Inc.





The Congregational Church of South Dennis

John Snetzler


The Elizabeth Theatre

Marr & Colton Organ Co.

First Congregational Church of Falmouth

Austin Organs, Inc.
E & G.G. Hook and Hastings

North Falmouth Congregational Church

Vocalion/Unknown Builders

Menauhant Chapel

Wicks Organ Company

The Methodist Society of Falmouth

Frazee Organ Co.

St. Barnabas Memorial Church, Episcopal

George S. Hutchings
C.B. Fisk, Inc.


First Baptist Church of West Harwich and Dennis Port

Hook & Hastings Co.

First Baptist Church of Harwich Port

Hook & Hastings Co.

First Congregational Church of Harwich

George S. Hutchings

Pilgrim Congregational Church

Frazee Organ Co.
E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings
J.H. & C.S. Odell Pipe Organ Builders

Harwich United Methodist Church

Unknown Builder/
George H. Ryder


First Baptist Church

Aeolian Skinner Organ Co.
Tellers-Kent Co.

Hyannis Theatre

Hook & Hastings Co.

First Universalist Society

E. and G.G. Hook


The Community of Jesus

E.M. Skinner Organ Co./
Nelson Barden & Associates
Hook and Hastings Co./
Andover Organ Co.

The Federated Church of Orleans

Hook & Hastings Co.

Universalist Society Meetinghouse/Orleans Historical Society/

Mason & Risch Co.



Wicks Organ Co.

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

Casavant Frères Ltd.

United Methodist Church

George W. Reed


St. Paul's Episcopal Summer Chapel

Franklin S. Whiting



Aeolian Skinner Organ Co.


Center Methodist Church

Simmons & McIntire/
Wm. A. Johnson
Thomas Appleton

The First Congregational Church

Wm. B.D. Simmons

St. Mary of the Harbor Episcopal Church

Bedient Pipe Organ Co.

St. Peter the Apostle Parish (Roman Catholic)

Unknown builder

Unitarian Universalist Meeting House

Edwin L. Holbrook


Corpus Christi Parish (Roman Catholic)

Hook & Hastings Co.

First Church of Christ (Congregational)

E. & G.G. Hook

First Parish Unitarian Church

Hook & Hastings Co./Andover Organ Co.

St. John's Episcopal Church

Hook & Hastings Co./Andover Organ Co.


North Truro Residence

Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.


First Congregational Church

E. & G.G. Hook and Hastings Co.


Paul Fritts & Co. Organ Builders

Wellfleet United Methodist Church

Hook & Hastings Co.

Woods Hole

Church of the Messiah, Episcopal

George S. Hutchings


George H. Ryder


Mander Organs Ltd.


First Congregational Church of Yarmouth

Hook & Hastings Co.

St. David's Episcopal Church

Roche Organ Co.


Unknown Builder

Yarmouth New Church Preservation Foundation
(The Swedenborgian Church ~
Church of the New Jerusalem)

William H. Clarke


Chilmark Community Church

Russell Organ Co.


The Federated Church of Edgartown

Hook & Hastings Co./
Frazee Organ Co./
Angerstein & Associates
Ebenezer Goodrich

Old Whaling Church
(Edgartown United Methodist Church)

Simmons & Fisher

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

William B. Williams/
J.W. Steere & Sons Organ Co./
Angerstein & Associates

Oak Bluffs

Union Chapel

Austin Organs, Inc.

Trinity Episcopal Church

Unknown builder


North Truro Residence

Wurlitzer Organ Co.

Vineyard Haven

First Baptist Church of Vineyard Haven

Hook & Hastings Co.

Christ United Methodist Church

Hall Organ Co.
Unknown Builder

Unitarian Universalist Society of Martha's Vineyard (Stevens Memorial Chapel)

Hook & Hastings Co.

West Tisbury

The First Congregational Church of West Tisbury

Noack Organ Co.

First Baptist Church

E.M. Skinner Organ Co.

First Congregational Church of Nantucket

Joseph W. Steere & Son Organ Co.
Roche Organ Co.

St. Mary's Our Lady of the Isle Catholic Church

M.L. Bigelow & Co.
G.W. Reed & Son
E. and G.G. Hook

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Hutchings-Votey Organ Co.

Unitarian Universalist Church
(Second Congregational Meeting House Society)

William M. Goodrich

United Methodist Church

Thomas Appleton

American Guild of Organists

The Vocalion Group ~ founded by Paul Carey

Organ Historical Society

Reed Organ Society

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