The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Christ Church, Episcopal
Chattanooga, Tennessee

OHS Database ID 17549.

Status and Condition

This organ is no longer whole; parts were dispersed, and some may have been re-used in a different installation.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 30, 2016.

Technical Details

Two manuals.

The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front. The console is in a fixed position, left.


  • Identified through information in Volume VIII p. 48 of the Pilcher factory ledger. For more information see the document referenced below. (Elizabeth Schmitt. April 7, 2005)
  • Original price: $690. Repairs and moving console of the church's 1913 Pilcher Op. 794. (Elizabeth Schmitt. April 7, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from John Igoe.
    In Bynum Petty's book, this organ is identified with opus number 1528.5. (Database Manager. January 30, 2016)

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 Author: Author not identified Source: Unpublished monograph.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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Related Database Entries

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Chancel and facade pipes. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-11-18
Chancel and facade pipes. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-11-18
Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-11-18

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