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First Methodist Church
415 N. Seminary Street
Florence, Alabama 35630

OHS Database ID 18225.

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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 March 6, 2006.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 14 stops. 21 registers. 14 ranks. 981 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in center 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. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Identified through online information from Randy Terry. -- Organ replaced by Reuter in 1983, dispersed. Clarinet in Grace Episcopal, Sheffield, AL, and Concert Flute and Aeoline in Ensley Highlands Presbyterian, Birmingham, AL. (Database Manager. June 8, 2005)
  • Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Built in Westfield; replaced by 2/19 Reuter, #2046 in 1983; dispersed. (Database Manager. March 6, 2006)

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Chancel, Pipe Facade, and Chamber Grillework. Archival Church Photo (ca. 1955); courtesy of Randy Terry

Pipe organs in Alabama sponsored by Hayes Pipe Organ Service.

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: From Randy Terry
    Florence, Alabama
    First Methodist Church
    Skinner Organ Company   Opus 515   1925   3 manuals, 14 stops, 14 ranks 
            GREAT ORGAN                         SWELL ORGAN
         8' Diapason            61          16' Bourdon             73
         8' Gedeckt             SW           8' Diapason            73
         8' Aeoline             SW           8' Gedeckt             73
         4' Flute               SW           8' Salicional          73
         8' Flugel Horn         SW           8' Voix Celeste        73
                                             8' Aeoline             73
            CHOIR ORGAN                      4' Flute               73
         8' Diapason            73           8' Flugel Horn         73
         8' Concert Flute       73              Tremolo
         4' Flute               73
         8' Clarinet            73              PEDAL ORGAN
            Tremolo                         16' Bourdon             32
                                            16' Echo Bourdon        SW
                                             8' Gedeckt             12
                                             8' Still Gedeckt       SW
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-07-12]
  • Click Here Typed stoplist. Source: From Randy Terry Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.