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First Baptist Church
1707 San Jacinto Street
Dallas, Texas 75201

OHS Database ID 36734.

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Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition October 31, 2016.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Three manuals. 28 stops. 32 ranks. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front.


  • Identified through a photograph that shows a broad facade, stenciled pipes, and what appears to be a console en fenetre: Burroughs, P. E. Church and Sunday-School Buildings. (Nashville: Sunday School Board, Southern Baptist Convention, 1920), p. 72 (James Cook. October 4, 2008)
  • The Articles of Agreement (July 21, 1890) show that this was Odell's "Scheme 51" with an added 46-note Vox Humana. Cost $5625 ($5450 + $175 for Vox Humana) (Steven E. Lawson. October 31, 2016)

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Chancel and Organ Case. Photograph from Church and Sunday-School Buildings by P. E. Burroughs; image courtesy of Steven Lawson 1920-11-11

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  • Specification from Organ Historical Society Archives, courtesy Bynum Petty
    Dallas, Texas
    First Baptist Church
    J.H. & C.S. Odell   Opus 287   1890        3 manuals, 28 stops, 32 ranks
             GREAT ORGAN                        SWELL ORGAN
          8' Open Diapason       58         16' Bourdon             58
          8' Viola di Gamba      58          8' Open Diapason       58
          8' Gross Flöte         58          8' Salicional          58
          4' Octave              58          8' Stopped Diapason    58
      2 2/3' Twelfth             58          4' Violina             58
          2' Fifteenth           58          4' Flauto Traverso     58
             Mixture 3 ranks    174          2' Flautina            58
          8' Trumpet             58             Cornet 3 ranks     174
                                             8' Cornopean           58
             CHOIR ORGAN                     8' Oboe                58
          8' Geigen Principal    58          8' Vox Humana (TC)     46
          8' Dulciana            58
          8' Concert Flute       58             PEDAL ORGAN
          4' Rohr Flöte          58         16' Open Diapason       30
          2' Piccolo             58         16' Bourdon             30
          8' Clarinet            58          8' Violoncello         30
             COUPLERS                           MECHANICAL ACCESSORIES
             Swell to Great                     Swell Tremulant
             Choir to Great                     Bellows Signal
             Swell to Choir                     Wind Indicator
             Great to Pedal                     Balance Swell Pedal
             Swell to Pedal
             Choir to Pedal                     PEDAL MOVEMENTS
             Reversible, Swell to Great *       Swell Organ Forte
             Reversible, Great to Pedal *       Swell Organ Piano
             * over Great Organ
             "8 pneumatic compositions on Great
             organ, to be worked by piston knobs
             placed under Great organ keys."
             "Pneumatic compensating valves to be
             applied to Great, Swell, Choir and
             Pedal organs, thereby giving each
             pipe a full supply of wind, and an 
             easy touch and quick response to
             the keys."
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2016-10-31]