The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church
18 Meeting Lane
Liberty Hill, South Carolina 29074

OHS Database ID 2216.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been restored to a previous state.
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 May 14, 2019.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action.

One manual. 1 divisions. 7 stops. 7 registers. 6 ranks.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1995. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • From Bethesda Presbyterian, Camden, SC c. 1900. Restored 1995 by John Farmer (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • John Chestnut gave the organ to Bethesda Presbyterian in Camden, SC, soon after that church was built in 1820. The wood is solid mahogany and the organ was pumped by hand; when electricity was available at the church, an electric blower was installed. When Gov. John G. Richards heard the organ was being replaced at Bethesda in 1907, he arranged to have Liberty Hill Presbyterian purchase the organ. His wife, who had played the organ at Bethesda, followed the organ to Liberty Hill and played it for another 45 years until she died in 1957. It was restored by J. Allen Farmer of Winston-Salem NC and rededicated on March 17, 1996. It is thought to be the oldest pipe organ in South Carolina. (Jeff Scofield. May 14, 2019)

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Stoplist

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  • . Source: Stoplist copied from the Columbia SC AGO website
        Liberty Hill, South Carolina
        Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church
    
        James Jackson   1820   1/6
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        MANUAL (no pedalboard)
    
     8' Open Diapason        54
     8' Dulciana             54
     8' Stop Diapason treble 54
     8' Stop Diapason bass
     4' Octave               54
     4' Flute                54
     2' Fifteenth            54
    
        Combination foot pedal
    
     [Received from Jeff Scofield
            May 14, 2019]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist copied from the Columbia SC AGO website Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.