The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Christian Church
108 N. Washington St.
Paris, Missouri 65275

OHS Database ID 49.

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Status and Condition

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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 4, 2018.
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Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 12 stops. 12 registers. 12 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. Flat straight pedalboard.


  • Status Note: There 1997? (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Purchased around 1900 for $1200. Robert Coleberd believes it is still there in 1997 (via Clifford Beguelin). (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)

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Organ case and facade. Unattribted Photographer. The Tracker, Vol. XII, No. 4, Summer 1968, pg. 5

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  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
    Paris, Missouri
    First Christian Church (DoC)
    GEO. KILGEN & SON, ca. 1900
    GREAT (61 notes)                             COUPLERS
       8'  Open Diapason                            Swell to Pedal
       8'  Melodia                                  Great to Pedal
       8'  Dulciana
       4'  Octave                                   Swell to Great
       2'  Super Octave
    SWELL (Expressive - 61 notes)                FOOT TRUNDLES
       8'  Geigen Principal                         Piano -
       8'  Stopped Diapason
       8'  Salicional                               Forte -
       4'  Violina
       4'  Flute Harmonique
       8'  Oboe - Bassoon                        PEDAL MOVEMENTS
           Tremolo                                  Swell Expression             (bal.)
    PEDAL (27 notes)
       16' Bourdon
    ACTION: Mech. Key & Stop     REGISTERS: 12     STOPS: 12     RANKS: 12     PIPES: 
    (Stoplist: David Schnute from The Tracker 12:4:4)
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.