The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Presbyterian Church
201 S. Fifth St.
Independence, Kansas 67301


OHS Database ID 20111.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 25, 2016.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 6 divisions. 39 stops. 53 registers. 42 ranks. 2812 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console with roll top.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Identified from the Reuter Opus List, provided by Chris Leaver, Reuter Organ Co., November, 2005. (Database Manager. November 24, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. September 28, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from Andrew Schaeffer.
    A new Reuter console was installed sometime in the 1960s. Otherwise, the organ is unaltered. (Database Manager. July 25, 2016)

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Stained Glass Windows. Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer 2016-06-28
Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Facade. Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer 2016-06-28
Chancel and Pipe Facade. Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer 2016-06-28
Church Exterior. Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer 2016-06-28
Church Exterior. Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1929)
Nave and Facade. Markings on photo indicate that this was published in The Diapason, courtesy of Max Mayse (1930s)

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  • Stoplist copied from The Diapason August 1929
        Independence, Kansas
        First Presbyterian Church
        Reuter   Op. 348   1929   4/42
        GREAT (enclosed)               SWELL
    16' Open Diapason     61       16' Bourdon           61
     8' 1st Open Diapason 61        8' Open Diapason     73
     8' 2nd Open Diapason 61        8' Tibia Clausa      73
     8' Principal Flute   61        8' Stopped Flute     12
     8' Gemshorn          61        8' Quintadena        73
     4' Principal         61        8' Viole d'Orchestre 73
     4' Harmonic Flute    61        8' Salicional        73
    II  Grave Mixture    122        8' Voix Celeste      61
    16' Tuba Mirabilis    61        4' Waldflote         12
     8' Tromba            12    2 2/3' Nazard             7
     4' Clarion           12        2' Flautino           5
        Sub                       III  Mixture          183
        Unison Off                  8' Cornopean         73
        Super                       8' Oboe              73
        Cathedral Chimes  EC        8' Vox Humana        61
        Harp Celesta      CH           Tremolo
        CHOIR                          Unison Off
     8' Geigen Principal  73           Super
     8' Gamba             73
     8' Dulciana          73           ECHO
     8' Unda Maris        61        8' Flauto Dolce      61
     4' Flute d'Amour     73        8' Flute Celeste     49
     8' Clarinet          73        8' Vox Angelica      61
     8' English Horn      73        4' Fernflote         61
        Tremolo                        Tremolo
        Sub                            Cathedral Chimes  20
        Unison Off
        Super                          PEDAL
        Harp Celesta      49       32' Acoustic Bass     --
                                   16' Double Diapason   32
        SOLO                       16' Second Diapason   GT
     8' Grossflote        73       16' Bourdon           32
     8' Gross Gamba       73       16' Violone           32
     8' Gamba Celeste     61       16' Lieblich Gedeckt  SW
     4' Orchestral Flute  73        8' Major Flute       12
     8' French Horn       73        8' Cello             SO
        Tremolo                     8' Flauto Dolce      SW
        Sub                        16' Trombone          GT
        Unison Off                  8' Tromba            GT
     [Received online from Jeff Scofield September 23, 2012] 
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from The Diapason August 1929 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.