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First Baptist Church
401 Gateway Avenue
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402


OHS Database ID 25886.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition March 14, 2011.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 30 stops. 8 registers. 10 ranks. 653 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a gallery at the rear of the room and some pipes are exposed. Traditional style console. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Combination action thumb pistons.


  • Identified through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. April 29, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. March 14, 2011)

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Chapel interior, organ and exposed pipes. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1998-09-10

Pipe organs in Tennessee sponsored by Milnar Organ Co.

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  • Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
            Chattanooga, Tennessee
            First Baptist Church, Chapel
            Möller   Op. 11387   1979   2/10
            GREAT                  SWELL                      PEDAL
        16' Bourdon   92        8' Rohrflöte        73    16' Bourdon
         8' Principal 80        8' Gemshorn         80     8' Principal
         8' Gedeckt             8' Gemshorn Celesge 49     8' Gedeckt
         8' Gemshorn            4' Spitzprincipal   73     8' Gemshorn
         4' Octave              4' Rohrflöte               4' Octave
         4' Gedeckt             2' Spitzoctave             4' Rohrflöte
         2' Super Octave a  1 1/3' Larigot           b   III  Mixture
         2' Flute        a     16' Contre Trompette 80    16' Contre Trompette
    II-III  Mixture  126          (1-6 half length)        8' Trompette
            Tremolo             8' Trompette               4' Clairon
            Chimes              4' Clairon           a 
         a  repeat 5 top notes     b  repeat 12 top notes
           [Received online from Jeff Scofield  March 18, 2911]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from the factory specifications Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.