The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Mary of the Assumption R.C. Church
Waco, Texas

OHS Database ID 17783.

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 June 1, 2005.

Technical Details

Two manuals. 17 stops.


  • Identified through information in Vol VIII p. 96 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: $3300 (Elizabeth Schmitt. April 7, 2005)
  • From Larry Covington: In 1990 pipework was removed and installed in St. Mary's, Mexia, Texas. Chestwork and blower remain in original church. Console was scrapped. (James Cook. June 1, 2005)

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 Author: Author not identified Source: Unpublished monograph.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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Church exterior, ca. 1942. Vintage postcard, courtesy of Brad Willis
Front of church with chamber grilles, ca. 1942. Vintage postcard, courtesy of Brad Willis
Church exterior. Vintage postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1930s)

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