The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Baptist Tabernacle
Atlanta, Georgia


OHS Database ID 36735.

Status and Condition

This organ is no longer whole; parts were dispersed, and some may have been re-used in a different installation.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition October 22, 2012.

Technical Details

Austin Universal Air Chests(©).

Four manuals. 5 divisions. 50 stops. 33 registers. 33 ranks. 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.

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.


  • Identified through a photograph: Burroughs, P. E. Church and Sunday-School Buildings. (Nashville, Sunday School Board, Southern Baptist Convention, 1920), p. 73 (James Cook. October 4, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Henry R. Batten. (Database Manager. October 14, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from John L. Lanier. -- I lived in Atlanta during the early 70's and went in this building several times. This congregation disbanded during the mid eighties and the building was purchased by Georgia State University and is now a "rock and roll" venue. The organ, I presume, is still in place, although I do not know what happened to the console. (Database Manager. October 21, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- New Austin console in 1949; rebuilt by Pipe Organ Sales and Service in 1984; offered unsuccessfully for sale in 1994 via the Organ Clearing House; some pipework dispersed; the immense auditorium sat over 3,000.. (Database Manager. October 22, 2012)

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Chancel and Pipe Facade. Vintage Postcard; image courtesy Dan Pruitt
Pipe Facade. Historic postcard, courtesy of Xipactli Trevino (1913)

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  • Stoplist from Catalogue of Pipe Organs In Georgia Atlanta AGO
        Atlanta, Georgia
        Baptist Tabernacle
        Austin   Op. 315  1911   4/33
        GREAT                         CHOIR
    16' Stopped Diapason          16' Contre Viole
     8' Principal Diapason         8' Open Diapason
     8' Small Diapason             8' Concert Flute
     8' Gross Flute                8' Unda Maris
     8' Concert Flute    CH        8' Quintadena
     8' Muted Viole      CH        8' Muted Viole
     4' Octave                     4' Harmonic Flute
     4' Harmonic Flute             8' Clarinet
    16' Tuba Profunda    SO        8' Orchestral Oboe
     8' Harmonic Tuba    SO           Tremolo
     4' Harmonic Clarion SO           Sub
        Sub                           Super
        Super                         Blank
        Blank                         SOLO
                                   8' Flauto Major
        SWELL                      8' Gross Gamba
    16' Lieblich Gedeckt           8' Gamba Celeste
     8' Open Diapason              4' Flute Ouverte
     8' Rohr Flute                16' Tuba Profunda
     8' Viole d'Orchestre          8' Harmonic Tuba    12
     8' Viole Celeste              4' Harmonic Clarion 12
     8' Echo Salicional               Tremolo
     4' Flauto Traverso               Sub
     2' Piccolo                       Super
    16' Contra Posaune                Blank
     8' Trompette
     8' Oboe                          PEDAL
     8' Vox Humana                32' Resultant        --
        Tremolo                   16' Open Diapason    32
        Sub                       16' Bourdon          GT
        Super                     16' Lieblich Gedeckt SW
        Blank                     16' Contre Viole     CH
                              10 2/3' Quint            GT
        ECHO                       8' Gross Flute      12
        Prepared for               8' Flauto Dolce     GT
                                  16' Tuba Profunda    SO
                                   8' Harmonic Tuba    SO
                                   4' Harmonic Clarion SO
    [Received online from Jeff Scofield  October 20, 2012]
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