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First Baptist Church
212 Twelfth St.
Columbus, Georgia 39101


OHS Database ID 39360.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original state.
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 September 29, 2009.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 6 divisions. 47 stops. 34 registers. 47 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. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Identified from factory documents and publications courtesy of Stephen Schnurr. (Database Manager. February 23, 2009)
  • Updated through on-line information from Jeff Scofield. -- Renovated in 1992; new 4-manual console by Reuter in 1994 and Positiv division enclosed; Erzähler Celeste added by Range Organ Co. (Database Manager. September 29, 2009)

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Church exterior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-04-23
Console to right. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1990-07-27
Church Exterior. Photograph by Sam Banks (1967)
Console to left. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1990-07-27
Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1990-07-27

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  • Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
         Columbus, Georgia
         First Baptist Church
         Möller   Op. 10686   1971   3/47
         GREAT                          POSITIV (unenclosed)
      8' Principal 61                8' Holzgedeckt 61
      8' Bourdon 61                  8' Erzähler 61
      4' Octav 61                    4' Principal 61
      4' Spitzflöte 61               4' Koppelflöte 61
      2' Super Octav 61              2' Blockflöte 61
     IV  Mixtur 244              1 1/3' Quinte 61
      8' Trompete 61                IV  Scharf 244
         Super                       8' Krummhorn 61
         Chimes 25 (Mayland)            Tremulant
         SWELL                          Unison Off
     16' Rohrgedeckt 61
      8' Rohrflöte 12                   PEDAL
      8' Viola 61                   32' Untersatz -- (resultant)
      8' Viola Celeste 54 GG        16' Principal 32
      4' Flachflöte 61              16' Subbass 32
      2' Principal 61               16' Rohrgedeckt SW
     II  Sesquialtera 98 tc          8' Octav 12
    III  Cymbel 183                  8' Flöte 12
     16' Basson 61 (L/2)             4' Choralbass 32
      8' Trompette 61                4' Flöte 12
      4' Basson 24                 III  Mixture 96
         Tremulant                  16' Posaune 32
         Sub                        16' Basson SW
         Unison off                  8' Trompete 12
         Super                       4' Krummhorn PO
         ANTIPHONAL (exposed)           ANTIPHONAL PEDAL
      8' Principal 61               16' Bordun 12 AN
      8' Metalgedeckt 61             8' Gedeckt AN
      8' Gemshorn 61
      4' Principal 12
      2' Waldflöte 61
    III  Mixtur 183
    [Received on line from Jeff Scofield September 29, 2009.]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from the factory specifications Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.