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First Baptist Church
42 Hart Avenue
Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201

OHS Database ID 11603.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original state.
The organ is in good condition and is used occasionally.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 22, 2016.


Technical Details

Austin Universal Air Chests(©).

Two manuals. 9 stops. 8 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons.

Notes

  • Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 16, 2004: http://www.austinorgans.com/organ-research.htm. (James Cook. December 17, 2004)
  • Updated through on-line information from Brett Miller. -- Most of the organ is unaltered from the 1914 installation, though there is a plaque noting that the console was refurbished or renovated in some way in 1970. No specifics are given as to what was changed and elements of the console look like they are also original to 1914. There is indication that the console was originally attached to the casework and was moved at a later date (possibly in 1970) to a detached position at the right of the organ. There are 9 ranks listed in the original Austin opus list, though there are only 8 ranks in the instrument. It is presumed that the 16' Dulciana pedal stop (only 12 notes) were included in Austin's total rank count. It is unknown at this time if the chimes were original to the instrument or added later. (Database Manager. February 21, 2010)
  • Updated through online information from Dave Norment.
    Well maintained, tuned regularly and in good condition. Not played on a weekly basis. There are facade pipes at the front of the case and playable sixteen foot dulciana pipes visible at the left and right rear. (Database Manager. May 22, 2016)

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Photographs

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Console. Photograph by Dave Norment 2016-02-07
Pedalboard, Expression Pedals, and Toe Studs. Photograph by Dave Norment 2016-02-07
Pedal Stops. Photograph by Dave Norment 2016-02-07
Great Stops. Photograph by Dave Norment 2016-02-07
Swell Stops. Photograph by Dave Norment 2016-02-07
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Dave Norment 2016-02-07
Organ Case. Photograph by Dave Norment 2016-02-07
Organ Case. Photograph by Dave Norment 2016-02-07
Bourdon pipes. Photograph by Dave Norment 2019-04-22
Back of console. Photograph by Dave Norment 2019-04-22
Bourdons and Flutes. Photograph by Dave Norment 2019-04-22
Bourdon pipes. Photograph by Dave Norment 2019-04-22

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist taken from console November 2009
    Buckhannon, West Virginia
    First Baptist Church
    
    Austin Organ Company Op. 478   1914   2/8 [9 in original Austin opus list]
    
              GREAT                         SWELL
        8' Diapason      61        8' Rohrfulte       61
        8' Clarabella    61        8' Violin Cello    61
        8' Dulciana      61        8' Salicional      61
        Blank                      4' Harmonic Flute  61                       
        Blank                      Blank
        Sub Coupler                Blank
        Unison Coupler             Sub Coupler
        Super Coupler              Unison Coupler
        Swell to Great 16'         Super Coupler
        Swell to Great 8'          Tremolo
        Swell to Great 4'
        Swell to Great 2'                  PEDAL
        Chimes                     16' Bourdon        32
                                   16' Dulciana       12
                                   Blank
                                   Blank
                                   Great to Pedal 8'
                                   Great to Pedal 4'
                                   Swell to Pedal 8'
                                   Swell to Pedal 4'
    
    
    [Received on line from Brett Miller (stoplist transcribed by Dr. R. Daniel Martin) 
    February 21, 2010.]
  • Click Here Stoplist taken from console November 2009 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.