The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Methodist Episcopal Church
Athens, Alabama

OHS Database ID 16108.

Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 22, 2013.

Technical Details

Three manuals. 21 stops.


  • Identified through information in Volume VI p. 194 of the Pilcher factory ledger and a list of Pilcher organs typed by William E. Pilcher of Louisville. See the document referenced below. (Elizabeth Schmitt. April 6, 2005)
  • Original price: $9850 (Price from the index to Vol. VI, not from the body of the ledger.) (Elizabeth Schmitt. April 6, 2005)
  • Replaced by a Reuter in the 1970s, re-using some of the Pilcher ranks: Pedal Bourdon, two flutes. (James Cook. May 5, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from Randy Terry. -- The two flute ranks 8 and 4 in the great are from the Pilcher, as is the pedal Bourdon mentioned on the organ's OHS page. In addition, the old echo was retained, but re-piped using existing ranks. Melodia, Salicional, and a 4' Harmonic Flute. (Database Manager. January 22, 2013)

Online Documents

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  • Pilcher Organs. Summary of Pilcher Sources by Soosie Schmitt. Author: Author not identified Source: Unpublished monograph.. Document Date. April 5, 2005.

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Organ Facade and Women's College Choir. Photo in private collection, courtesy of Reg Hulsey (late 1930s)

Pipe organs in Alabama sponsored by Hayes Pipe Organ Service.

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