The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Methodist Episcopal Church
310 E. Bridge Street
Portland, Michigan 48875

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 33056.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been destroyed and is no longer extant.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition August 4, 2019.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 15 stops. 26 registers. 6 ranks. 421 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Traditional style console with roll top.

Stop keys above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified from factory documents and publications courtesy of Stephen Schnurr. (Database Manager. February 26, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Cary Dumas. -- The organ was destroyed in a fire that significantly damaged the church in the 1980s and was replaced with a new instrument by Brian Fowler. (Database Manager. November 23, 2013)
  • Organ case, grille, and display pipes were completed by Möller. (Chad Boorsma. August 4, 2019)

Online Documents

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Photographs

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Church Exterior. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-08-08

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist from Chad Boorsma. Source: Möller factory specifications from the OHS Archives
    Portland, Michigan
    FIRST METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
    
    M. P. Möller    Opus 6556    6 ranks    1937
    _______________________________________________________________________
    
    GREAT:                                 SWELL:
       8' Open Diapason       61             8' Stopped Diapason    85
       8' Stopped Diapason    SW             8' Salicional          73
       8' Salicional          SW             8' Dulciana            GT
       8' Dulciana            73             4' Orchestral Flute
       4' Flute               SW             2' Piccolo
          Chimes              pf             8' Oboe                73
    
    PEDAL:
      16' Bourdon             44             Tremolo affecting entire organ
      16' Lieblich Gedeckt    12/SW
       8' Major Flute
       8' Dolce Flute         SW
    
    [Received online from Chad Boorsma • August 5, 2019]
    
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from Chad Boorsma. Source: Möller factory specifications from the OHS Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.