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Mizpah Congregation (Julius & Bertha Ochs Memorial)
923 McCallie Ave.
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403


OHS Database ID 25899.

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Status and Condition

This organ is no longer whole; parts were dispersed, and some may have been re-used in a different installation.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 2, 2013.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 30 stops. 22 registers. 24 ranks. 1408 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in side 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, center.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Identified through on-line information from Jeff Scofield. -- The organ was designed by Edwin Lemare, who served as temple organist concurrently with his position as municipal organist. His benefactor in the latter position was also the new temple's benefactor. The Möller was unusually complete, with a Tuba and 32' Bourdon. It was replaced in 1974 with a 3-manual Allen. Much of the pipework was relocated to a church in Anniston, Alabama. (Database Manager. April 29, 2007)
  • Updated through on-line information from William Dunklin. (Database Manager. January 21, 2010)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. July 2, 2013)

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Console. Photograph by Barger & Nix Organs; image courtesy of Bill Barger 1973-03-21
Sanctuary Interior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1991-11-11
Right Stopjamb. Photo Courtesy of Barger & Nix 1973-03-21
Left Stopjamb. Photo Courtesy of Barger & Nix 1973-03-21
Temple front. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2020-02-15
Temple side. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2020-02-15

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  • Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
         Chattanooga, Tennessee
         Julius and Bertha Ochs Memorial Temple
         (Mizpah Congregation)
         Möller   Op. 5029   1928   2/24
         Designed by Edwin Lemare, who was organist at the temple
         while serving as Chattanooga Municipal Organist
         GREAT (unenclosed on 6" wind)
      8' Grand Diapason    73  bearded and lowest octave wood
      4' Principal         73
         GREAT (enclosed on 5" wind)
      8' Dulciana          73  soft Diapason quality
      8' Vox Angelica      49  undulate on flat side, tc
      8' Concert Flute     73  small scale open wood Melodia-type with
                               thin walls, open tone - not harmonique
      8' Unda Maris        49  undulate on flat side, tc
      4' Flute Harmonic    73  open metal lower octave
      8' Clarinet          --  prepared for
      8' Tuba Sonora       73  10" wind, heavy metal, round tone
         Unison Off
         Cathedral Chimes  25  "Liberty" graduated, two octaves
         SWELL (5" wind)
     16' Lieblich Gedeckt  73  small scale wood, thin Chimney Flute quality
      8' Open Diapason     73  wide mouth, same character as GT Grand Diapason
      8' Chimney Flute     73  small scale, metal, chimneys to tenor C
      8' Viole d'Orchestre 73  very stringy tone
      8' Voix Celeste      49  very stringy, tuned on flat side, tc
      8' Muted Violin      73  tapered, special scale, soft
      4' Principal         73
      4' Orchestral Flute  73  small scale, open wood, soft
    III  Mixture          219  large scale metal, corroborating
      8' Posaune           73  10" wind
      8' Oboe              --  prepared for
      8' Vox Humana        61  reeds to top G
      4' Clarion           73  10" wind
         Unison Off
         Chimes            GT
     32' Contra Bourdon     5  same scale as the special Tibia Clausa at the
                               factory; heavy metal; below GGGG, resultant is
                               from 16' Bourdon a fourth below; on 10" wind
     16' Open Diapason     32  wood, extra large scale, heavy walls,
                               not bearded; 6" wind
     16' Bourdon           32
     16' Lieblich Gedeckt  SW
      8' Octave Diapason   12
      8' Flute             12
      8' Dolce Flute       SW
     16' Trombone          12  GT
        [Received online from Jeff Scofield  December 29, 2011]
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