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White Oak Baptist Church
1805 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Greenville, South Carolina 29609

OHS Database ID 40062.

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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 March 20, 2009.

Technical Details


  • Identified through on-line information from Chip Mays. -- Substantially rebuilt by John Dower in about 1998. Many ranks retained, but the organ is largely a new instrument with some old ranks retained. Pilcher opus 1071 still forms a large portion of the organ. I was told that church members purchased the Pilcher organ from a Mr. McCracken who had it stored in his garage. I believe he was in Hendersonville, NC, where this organ was installed originally. He helped the White Oak folks install it in their new sanctuary. It still had the Pilcher chests when I played it several years prior to rebuilding. Some ranks had been added on offset chests however. The console was a Möller console. (Database Manager. March 20, 2009)

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The Organ Facade and Chambers. Photograph by Benjamin Phillips 2019-08-02

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  • Original document from Benjamin Phillips.. Source: Stoplist taken from console
    Greenville, SC
    White Oak Baptist Church
    Organ by A. E. McCracken
    16 Principal
    16 Bourdon
    16 Gedeckt (SW)
    8  Open Bass
    8  Bourdon
    4  Choral Bass
    8  Trumpet (SW)
    Great to Pedal 8
    Great to Pedal 4
    Swell to Pedal 8
    Swell to Pedal 4
    16 Bourdon
    8  Violin Diapason
    8  Stopped Diapason
    8  Gamba
    8  Gamba Celeste
    4  Geigen Octave
    4  Flute Harmonique
    2 2/3 Nazard
    2  Piccolo
    1 3/5 Tierce
    8  Trumpet
    8  Oboe
    Swell to Swell 16
    Swell Unison Off
    Swell to Swell 4
    8  Principal
    8  Melodia
    8  Gedeckt
    8  Dulciana
    4  Octave
    4  Stopped Flute
    2  Fifteenth
    IV Mixture
    8  Oboe (SW)
    Great to Great 16
    Great Unison Off
    Great to Great 4
    Swell to Great 16
    Swell to Great 8
    Swell to Great 4
    Pedal to Great 8
  • Click Here Original document from Benjamin Phillips.. Source: Stoplist taken from console Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.