The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Methodist Episcopal Church, South
1928 Ross Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75201

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 17675.

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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 August 31, 2011.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 5 divisions. 54 stops. 41 registers. 43 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard.

Notes

  • Identified through information in Vol VI p. 222 of the Pilcher factory ledgers and a list of Pilcher organs typed by William E. Pilcher of Louisville. For more information see the document referenced below. (Elizabeth Schmitt. April 7, 2005)
  • Original price: $25,800. Photo Archives 4106, 4098. (Elizabeth Schmitt. April 7, 2005)
  • Updated through on-line information from T. Bradford Willis, DDS. (Database Manager. January 7, 2011)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Rebuilt by or replaced by Harvey & Zimmer in 1975, which was in turn replaced in 2003 By 4/66 Casavant Op. 3828. (Database Manager. August 31, 2011)

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 Author: Author not identified Source: Unpublished monograph.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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Church exterior. Postcard from ca. 1950, courtesy of Brad Willis
Church Exterior. Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1927)

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Stoplist

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