The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Methodist Church
500 Common Street
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101

OHS Database ID 33928.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been relocated and is no longer at this location.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition March 15, 2008.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 31 stops. 34 registers. 33 ranks. 1995 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.


  • Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Replaced 1914 3/23 Austin, #475; replaced by 5/87 M.P. Möller, #R-175 in 1986; many ranks retained. (Database Manager. March 15, 2008)

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Church Exterior. Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1960s)

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  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    First Methodist Church
    Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.   Opus 1065   1945   3 manuals, 31 stops, 33 ranks
               GREAT ORGAN                              SWELL ORGAN
           16' Quintaten            61               8' Gedeckt              68
            8' Diapason             61               8' Viole de Gambe       68
            8' Bourdon              61               8' Viole Celeste (TC)   56
            8' Spitzflöte           61               8' Aeoline              68
            4' Octave               61               4' Prestant             68
        2 2/3' Quint                61               4' Zauberflöte          68
            2' Super Octave         61             III  Plein Jeu           183
               Chimes (in Echo)     25 tubes        16' Contre Hautbois      68
            8' Harp                 CH               8' Trompette            68
                                                     8' Vox Humana           68
               CHOIR ORGAN                              Tremulant
            8' Cor de Nuit          68
            8' Dolcan               68                  ECHO ORGAN
            8' Dolcan Celeste       68               8' Viol Aetheria        61
            4' Koppelflöte          68               8' Echo Flute           61
        2 2/3' Nazard               61               4' Fern Flute           61
            2' Blockflöte           61                  Tremulant
            8' Clarinet             68              
               Tremulant                                PEDAL ORGAN
            8' Harp (TC)            --              16' Contrabasse          32
            4' Celesta              61 bars         16' Quintaten            GT
               Chimes               GT              16' Gedeckt (ext SW)     12
                                                     8' Spitz Principal      32
                                                     8' Gedeckt              SW
                                                     4' Choralbass           32
                                                    16' Posaune              32
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2015-11-10]
  • Click Here From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.