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First Presbyterian Church
1100 First Avenue
Columbus, Georgia 31901

OHS Database ID 35748.

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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 June 6, 2014.

Technical Details

Electric key action. Electric stop action.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 41 stops. 57 registers. 52 ranks. 3342 pipes. 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, center.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital 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 toe studs.


  • 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:
    Addition of Positiv division and Chamade to Aeolian-Skinner organ. (Database Manager. July 3, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. (Database Manager. June 6, 2014)

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Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-04-23
Sanctuary interior angle. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-04-23
Chancel, facade pipes, exposed pipes. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-04-23
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-04-23
Left Stopjamb. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-04-23
Right Stopjamb. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-04-23
Church exterior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-04-23

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  • Stoplist from church website
    Columbus, Georgia
    First Presbyterian Church
    Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.   1961   Opus 1430
    3 manuals, 41 stops, 37 ranks
    James C. and Nora Williams, 1976
    3 manuals, 41 stops, 52 ranks
            GREAT             	                CHOIR
        16' Gemshorn 	         61         16' Viola                  12
         8' Principal  	         61          8' Viola                  68
         8' Flute d’Or	         61          8' Viola Celeste          56
         8' Gemshorn	         12          8' Pommer Gedeckt         68
         4' Octave           	 61          8' Flute d’Argent         68
         4' Rohrflöte        	 61          8' Flute d’Argent Celeste 56 tc
         2' Super Octave    	 61          4' Gemshorn               68
         2' Flachflöte       	 61          4' Koppelflöte            68
            Sesquialtera II	 	 98      2 2/3' Nazard                 61
            Mixture IV        	244          2' Octavin                61
            Cymbel IV        	 --          1' Principal              61
         8' Trumpet           	 61          8' Cromorne               68
            Chimes		                 	  Tremulant
    				     	     8' Trompette en Chamade   61
            SWELL                          	        PEDAL
        16' Rohrgedeckt       	 12         32' Soubbasse              --	resultant
         8' Geigen Principal  	 68         16' Contra Bass            32
         8' Flûte à Cheminée  	 68         16' Bourdon		       32
         8' Viole de Gambe    	 68         16' Gemshorn               -- 	GT
         8' Viole Celeste    	 68         16' Contra Viola	       --	CH
         4' Prestant          	 68         16' Rohrgedeckt            12 	SW
         4' Flute Harmonique  	 68          8' Octave       	       32
         2' Blockflöte        	 61          8'	Gedeckt		       12
          	Plein Jeu III-V	    	269          8' Gemshorn               -- 	GT
            Carillon II	  	122          4' Choralbass	       12
        16' Hautbois          	 68          4' Flute                  12	
         8' Trompette         	 68             Mixture IV            128 
         8' Hautbois          	 12	    32' Contre Hautbois        12	SW
         4' Clairon           	 68	    16' Bombarde	       32 
              Tremulant			    16' Hautbois   	       --	SW
    					     8' Trompette              12  
         	 	         	 	     4' Clairon                12 
            	          	             4' Rohr Schalmei          32
            	           	                Chimes             		GT
     [Received from Stephen Hall 2014-05-19.]
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