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Central Presbyterian Church
McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37404

OHS Database ID 20958.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition April 28, 2007.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 25 stops. 42 registers. 27 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Stop keys above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. 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 William Barger. -- This building has been sold to a non-church foundation. The Anglican Church of the Redeemer is presently using the sanctuary/auditorium for worship and using the organ. There is some thought about this congregation moving this organ to their church when they build at some time in the future. (Database Manager. April 26, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- The church closed when the building sold to a non-religious organization. The organ and windows remain the property of the Presbytery, though the stained-glass windows have since been removed. The organ is still in place and did not move with the congregation that briefly leased the facility. (Database Manager. April 28, 2007)

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Church exterior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1989-11-09
Sanctuary interior. Church postcard from collection of Jeff Scofield
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1989-11-09
Church exterior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2020-02-15

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  • Stoplist taken from console November 9, 1989
           Chattanooga, Tennessee
           Central Presbyterian Church
           Reuter   Op. 1143   1955   3/27
           GREAT                          SWELL
        8' Diapason         61        16' Bourdon           tc
        8' Melodia          61         8' Geigen Diapason   73
        8' Violoncello      61         8' Gedeckt           73
        8' Gemshorn         61         8' Viole de Gambe    73
        4' Octave           61         8' Voix Celeste      61
        4' Flute d'Amour    61         8' Spitzflöte        73
    2 2/3' Twelfth          61         4' Octave Geigen     12
        2' Fifteenth        61         4' Flute Harmonic    73
           Tremolo                 2 2/3' Nasard             7
           Sub                         2' Flautino           5
           Unison Off                III  Mixture          183
           Super                       8' Trumpet           73
           Chimes                      8' Orchestral Horn (syn)
                                       8' Vox Humana        61
           CHOIR                       4' Hautbois          73
        8' Violin Diapason  73            Tremolo
        8' Concert Flute    73            Sub
        8' Dulciana         73            Unison Off
        8' Unda Maris tc    61            Super
        4' Orchestral Flute 12
        2' Piccolo          --            PEDAL
        8' Clarinet         73        32' Bourdon Resultant --
           Tremolo                    16' Diapason          32
           Sub                        16' Bourdon           32
           Unison Off                 16' Gedeckt           12 SW
           Super                       8' Octave            SW
           Chimes                      8' Bourdon           12
           Harp                        8' Gedeckt           SW
                                       4' Super Octave      SW
                                       4' Flute             SW
    [Received on line from Jeff Scofield June 01, 2010.]
  • Click Here Stoplist taken from console November 9, 1989 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.