The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Francis Street First United Methodist Church
12th and Francis streets
St. Joseph, Missouri 64502

OHS Database ID 2390.

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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 16, 2012.

Technical Details

Slider chests with EP pull-downs (externally mounted). EP sliders.

Three manuals. 36 stops. 43 registers. 44 ranks. 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, left.

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.


  • The original builder was Hook & Hastings (1906, Opus 2112). (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Status Note: There 1996. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Rebuilt by McManis in 1976 as 2-26. A 1951 Moller console and choir division (containing 3rk from Hook Op. 539, Centenary Methodist, St. Louis) was installed by Michael Quimby. Organ to be enlarged in 1997 with material from 1952 Moller Op. 8365 from First United Methodist, which has merged with Francis St. Methodist in 1996. An 11 rank Choir division was added plus some other ranks. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from David Lewis. (Database Manager. July 16, 2012)

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Chancel and Organ. Photograph by David Lewis 2007-08-09
Church exterior. Photograph by David Lewis 2007-08-09

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  • Typed stoplist (Source: St. Joseph Missouri AGO Chapter website, 2012-10-29)
          Francis Street United Methodist Church 
          St. Joseph, Missouri
          Hook & Hastings Co., Opus 2112, 1906
          Enlarged Hook & Hastings Co., Opus 2267, 1911
          Electrified Hook & Hastings Co., OPus 2614, 1935
          Rebuilt & Enlarged Charles McManis, 1976
          Rebuilt & Enlarged Quimby Pipe Organs, 1986
          Rebuilt & Enlarged Quimby Pipe Organs, 1997
          Mixtures replaced Quimby Pipe Organs, 2003
          OHS ID: 2390
          GREAT                 SWELL                  CHOIR                      PEDAL
        8 Open Diapason [1]   8 Open Diapason        8 Bourdon                 32 Resultant
        8 Melodia             8 Gedeckt              8 Spitz Viol              16 Open Diapason
        4 Octave              8 Viol de Gamba        8 Voix Celeste            16 Bourdon
        4 Flute d'Amour       8 Voix Celeste         8 Flute Celeste II        16 Lieblich Bourdon (Ch)
    2-2/3 Twelfth             4 Octave               4 Prestant                 8 Principal
        2 Fifteenth           4 Flute Harmonique     4 Rohrflote                8 Bourdon
    1-1/3 Mixture IV      2-2/3 Sesquialtera II      2 Spitzflote               4 Octave
        8 Cromorne            2 Super Octave     1-1/3 Larigot              2-2/3 Mixture III
        8 Festival Trompette  2 Mixture III          8 English Horn            16 Posaune
        4 Clarion             8 Trompette            8 Festival Trompette (Gt)  8 Tromba
          Tremulant           8 Oboe                   Tremulant                4 Clarion
          Chimes              8 Vox Humana             Zimbelstern
                                Tremulant              Harp   
       1. 1-12 tubed off
          in facade.                
    [Received online from T. Daniel Hancock, 2012-10-29]