The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Methodist Church
Danville, Illinois

OHS Database ID 14247.

Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ is in not in playable condition.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition December 31, 2011.

Technical Details

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 25 registers.


  • Identified from company publications as edited and expanded in The Hook Opus List 1829-1935, ed. William T. Van Pelt (Organ Historical Society, 1991). (James Cook. February 16, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from Jonathan Myers. -- In trying to determine the existence of this organ, I spoke with the pastor, a long time member, and the current organist. The organ was moved to the new building on Bowman Ave in 1922. The church is now called the Bowman Avenue United Methodist Church. The organ was replaced with an electronic substitute in 2001. From what I understand, the original facade pipe remain intact. The status of the rest of the pipework is unknown and presumed destroyed. Speaker cabinets now sit on the old chests. I will continue to gather information. (Database Manager. February 2, 2011)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- According to another Database entry, the organ was, "Built for First Methodist, Danville, IL. Was in Immanuel Presbyterian, Danville, IL, storing for St. Matthew's Lutheran, Urbanna, IL. For sale 1962 (2m, 19rk). Here [Faith Lutheran; Austin, Texas] via OCH. Rebuilt & enlarged Hoffman." (Database Manager. December 31, 2011)

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Church Exterior. Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1910s)

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