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First Methodist Church
145 W. Church St.
Covington, Tennessee 38019


OHS Database ID 47874.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original state.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 25, 2020.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 19 stops. 26 registers. 24 ranks. 1442 pipes. 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.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard.


  • Identified through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. May 6, 2011)
  • Renovation and console update by Schantz in 2002. (Jeff Scofield. January 25, 2020)

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Facade pipes. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2020-01-24
Console. Photograph by Justin Little 2020-01-24

Pipe organs in Tennessee sponsored by Milnar Organ Co.

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  • Stoplist from The Diapason May 1965
         Covington, Tennessee
         First Methodist Church
         Schantz   Op. 678   1965   3/24
         GREAT                        CHOIR
      8' Principal       61        8' Gedeckt          61
      8' Bordun          61        8' Erzähler         61
      4' Oktav           61        8' Erzähler Celeste 49
      2' Super Oktav     61        4' Koppelflöte      61
     IV  Mixtur         244        2' Flöte            12
         Sub                   1 1/3' Quinte           61
         Unison Off                8' Krummhorn        61
         Super                        Tremolo
         Chimes          21           Sub
                                      Unison Off
         SWELL                        Super
      8' Rohrflöte       61
      8' Viola da Gamba  61           PEDAL
      8' Viola Celeste   49       16' Prinzipal        32
      4' Spitzprinzipal  61       16' Bordun           32
      2' Oktav                    16' Rohrflöte        12 SW
    III  Plein Jeu      183        8' Oktav            12
      8' Trompette       61        8' Bordun           12
         Tremolo                   8' Rohrflöte        SW
         Sub                       4' Super Oktav      12
         Unison Off
        [Received online from Jeff Scofield  May 6, 2011]
  • Click Here Stoplist from The Diapason May 1965 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.