The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Baptist Church
169 S Cherry St.
Galesburg, Illinois 61401

OHS Database ID 36325.

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Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition April 30, 2016.
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Technical Details


  • Identified by Jim Stark. Replaced Wirsching organ that burned in 1892. (Database Manager. July 22, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Jim Stark.
    The voicing on this organ was apparently done by Philipp Wirsching who was then employed by F&V; The Great Open Diapason bears the initials "PW". (Database Manager. April 30, 2016)
  • Updated through online information from Jim Stark. (Database Manager. April 30, 2016)

Online Documents

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Church Exterior. Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1908)

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  • console 2001
    First Baptist Church
    Galesburg, IL
    Farrand & Votey opus 735
    Great (enclosed except 8' Open)
     8 Open diapason
     8 Doppel Flute
     8 Viol Da Gamba
     8 Dulciana
     4 Octave
     2 Super Octave
     8 Trumpet
    16 Bourdon
     8 Violin Diapason
     8 Stopped Flute
     8 Salicional
     8 Voix Celeste
     4 Harmonic Flute
     4 Gemshorn
     2 Flageolet
    III Cornet
     8 Oboe
    16 Bourdon
    16 Lieblich Gedeckt
     8 Violon Cello
     [Received from Jim Stark 2016-04-12.]
  • Click Here console 2001 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.