The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Central United Methodist Church
1875 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, Arizona 85004


OHS Database ID 21512.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been relocated and is no longer at this location.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition August 20, 2012.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 28 stops. 41 registers. 31 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is at the front of the room, and some pipes are exposed. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is movable.

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 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 Homer A. Ferguson III. -- The organ was removed by Elsener Organ Works January 21-25, 2008. The organ was sold to Our Lady of Fatima in Jackson Heights, New York (Database Manager. March 4, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. August 20, 2012)

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Chancel, Console, and Pipe Display. Reuter Promotional Image; provided by T. Daniel Hancock 1969-03-21
Church exterior. Postcard in collection of Jeff Scofield
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1984-09-09

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  • Stoplist from The American Organist and from console c.1985
        Phoenix, Arizona
        Central United Methodist Church
        Reuter   Op. 1679   1969   3/32
        GREAT                             SWELL
    16' Violone          61           16' Rohrflöte        12
     8' Open Diapason    61            8' Rohrflöte        61
     8' Principale       12            8' Viola Pomposa    61
     8' Hohlflöte        61            8' Viola Celeste    49
     4' Octave           61            8' Flauto Dolce     pf
     4' Spitzflöte       61            8' Flute Celeste    pf
     2' Fifteenth        61            4' Principal        61
    IV  Mixture         244            4' Harmonic Flute   pf
     8' Trumpet          61        2 2/3' Nasard           61
        Sub                            2' Blockflöte       61
        Unison Off                 1 3/5' Tierce           61
        Super                        III  Mixture         183
     8' Festival Trumpet CH           16' Trumpet          tc
        Chimes                         8' Trumpet          61
                                       4' Clarion          61
        PEDAL                             Tremulant
    32' Resultant        --               Sub
    16' Principal        32               Unison Off
    16' Bourdon          32               Super
    16' Violone          GT
    16' Rohrflötenbass   SW               CHOIR-POSITIV
     8' Octave           12            8' Gedeckt          61
     8' Principal        GT            8' Gemshorn         61
     8' Rohrflöte        SW            8' Gemshorn Celeste 49
     4' Choralbass       32            4' Nachthorn        61
     4' Koppelflöte      pf            2' Principal        61
     2' Waldflöte        pf        1 1/3' Larigot          pf
    IV  Mixture          pf           IV  Mixture          pf
    16' Posaune          12 GT         8' Clarinet         61
     8' Posaune          GT               Tremulant
     4' Posaune          GT            8' Festival Trumpet 61
                                          Unison Off
       [Received online from Jeff Scofield August 18, 2012]
  • Click Here Stoplist from The American Organist and from console c.1985 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.