The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Baptist Church of Christ
511 High Place
Macon, Georgia 31210

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 16428.

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Status and Condition

The organ is no longer at this location, and is presumed destroyed, dispersed or relocated.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition August 31, 2013.


Technical Details

Two manuals. 18 stops.

Notes

  • Identified through information in the list of Pilcher organs typed by William E. Pilcher of Louisville. For more information see the document referenced below. (Elizabeth Schmitt. April 6, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from Hunter Godsey. -- Construction of the third and final sanctuary of FBC Macon was nearing completion in 1885 when a devastating fire caused major damage. (The reason this church was being built was because the previous sanctuary had just burned down 34 months previous.) On Dec 4, 1885--the day after the fire--an organ was authorized for purchase at a cost of $2500. According the official church minutes, "the new organ was installed in early February, 1887, tested, and found satisfactory." (Database Manager. August 31, 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 Author: Author not identified Source: Unpublished monograph.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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Other Websites

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Photographs

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Facade. Only known photo of Pilcher organ, courtesy of Hunter Godsey 1944-12-24

Pipe organs in Georgia sponsored by Parkey Organbuilders.

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Stoplist

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