The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Highland Park Methodist Church
3300 Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, Texas 75205

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 17676.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been relocated and is no longer at this location.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition August 28, 2011.


Technical Details

Electric key action. Electric stop action.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 31 stops. 27 registers. 29 ranks. 1987 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front. 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 VII p. 44 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)
  • Photo Archives 4107. (Elizabeth Schmitt. April 7, 2005)
  • Updated through on-line information from John R. Brown. (Database Manager. April 20, 2010)
  • Updated through on-line information from John R. Brown. -- Per HPUMC Archivist, the organ was purchased by a church member, Buddy Porter, and installed in his home in Dallas, TX. (Database Manager. May 11, 2010)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Replaced in 1953 by 3/43 Aeolian-Skinner Op. 1231 (Database Manager. August 28, 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 Author: Author not identified Source: Unpublished monograph.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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Photographs

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Church exterior. Photograph in the church archives; used with permission 1927-07-08
Church exterior. Photograph in the church archives; used with permission 1927-07-08
Sanctuary interior. Photograph in the church archives; used with permission 1927-07-08
Pilcher facade. Photograph in the church archives; used with permission 1927-07-08

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Stoplist

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  • . Source: Stoplist from the factory ledger book via the OHS Archives

  •    Dallas, Texas
       Highland Park Methodist Church
    
       Pilcher   Op. 1385   1927   3/29
       _________________________________________________
    
       GREAT (*unenclosed)           SWELL
    
    8' Open Diapason    73 *     16' Bourdon          73
    8' Gross Flute      73        8' Open Diapason    73
    8' Gamba            73        8' Stopped Diapason 73
    8' Gemshorn         73        8' Salicional       73
    4' Wald Flute       73        8' Vox Celeste      61
    8' Tuba             73        8' Flauto Dolce     73
       Tremolo                    8' Aeoline          73
       Sub                        4' Flauto Traverso  73
       Unison Off               III  Cornet          183
       Super                      8' Oboe             73
       Chimes           20        8' Vox Humana       73
                                     Tremolo
       CHOIR                         Sub
                                     Unison Off
    8' English Diapason 73           Super
    8' Concert Flute    73
    8' Flute Celeste    61           PEDAL
    8' Dulciana         73
    8' Unda Maris       61       16' Open Diapason    32
    8' Quintadena       73       16' Bourdon          32
    4' Flute d'Amour    73       16' Lieblich Gedeckt SW
    8' Clarinet         73       16' Contra Gamba     12 CH
       Tremolo                    8' Open Flute       12
       Sub                        8' Cello            GT
       Unison Off
       Super
       Chimes           GT
    
          [Received from Jeff Scofield May 17, 2017]
  • . Source: Stoplist from the factory ledger book via the OHS Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.