The Churches Of Richmond
Photography by John DeMajo

St. John's Episcopal Church
Richmond, VA.
Saint John's Church is probably the most historically important church in the Richmond area. For it was here that Patrick Henry delivered his "Give me liberty or give me death" speech. The church is the original building from the pre-Revolutionary War Era with modifications and enlargements that occurred over time.
St. John's Adam Stein pipe organ is a living memorial to the Davies Family. Original mechanical action remains in this 1903 instrument which was restored in 1985 by Lewis and Hitchcock.

8' Open Diapason

8' Melodia

8' Dulciana

4' Octave

4' Flute d' Amour

2' Super Octave

8' Trumpet (1985)


8' Open Diapason

8' Stopped Diapason

8' Salicional

8' Aeoline

4' Harmonic Flute

8' Oboe 1-12 (1984)



16' Bourdon

16' Trumpet (Great)

32' Bombarde (electronic 2007)



Great to Pedals

Swell to Pedals

Great to Swell

Great to Swell Octaves

The following notes are from the database of organ historian Donald Traser

Saint John's Episcopal Church
2401 East Broad Street

Adam Stein organ, 1905, 2m/13r


8      Diapason (1-17 in facade)           61 pipes, metal
8      Melodia                                   61 pipes, wood
8      Dulciana                                  61 pipes, metal
4     Octave                                    61 pipes, metal
4     Flute D'Amour                             61 pipes, wood & metal
2     Super Octave                              61 pipes, metal
Chimes (Bellows Signal knob)


8     Open Diapason                            61 pipes, metal
8      Stopped Diapason                    61 pipes, wood
8      Salicional                          61 pipes, metal
8      Aeoline                                   61 pipes, metal
4     Flute Harmonique                    61 pipes, metal
8     Oboe (TC)                                49 pipes, reeds


16      Bourdon                                   30 pipes, wood

Great to Pedal, Swell to Pedal, Swell to Great, Swell to Great Octaves

Information from rededication program, February 26, 1984

Above, school building was constructed in 1835

Grave of Elizabeth Arnold Poe, mother of Edgar Allen Poe
The Keeper's Lodge.