The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Methodist Church
102 N. 2nd Street
Temple, Texas 76501


OHS Database ID 17771.

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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 July 21, 2018.

Technical Details

Two manuals. 12 stops.


  • Identified through information in Vol VI p. 89 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)
  • ($1000?) (Elizabeth Schmitt. April 7, 2005)
  • The organ was replaced in 1980 by a Schudi pipe organ (information supplied by the church's archives). (Chad Boorsma. November 2, 2019)

Online Documents

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Church Exterior. Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1920)

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  • Original document from Larry Covington.. Source: Console
    Temple, TX
    First Methodist Church
    Organ by Henry Pilcher's Sons
    8'  Open Diapason
    8'  Melodia
    8'  Dulciana
    4'  Octave
    8'  Harmonic Tuba
        Cathedral Chimes
    16' Bourdon
    8'  English Diapason
    8'  Stopped Diapason
    8'  Salicional
    8'  Vox Celeste
    8'  Aeoline
    4'  Harmonic Flute
    2'  Flautino
    8'  Oboe Horn
    16' Subbass
    16' Bourdon
    8'  Flute
    8'  Dolce Flute
  • Click Here Original document from Larry Covington.. Source: Console Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.