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First Baptist Church
100 E. Fourth Ave.
Rome, Georgia 30161

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 50324.

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Status and Condition

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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 5 divisions. 33 stops. 54 registers. 44 ranks. 2555 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes.

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.

Notes

  • Identified through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. September 7, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. September 17, 2012)
  • Updated by John Lanier, who has heard or played the organ.
    In 2000 the interior of the sanctuary was renovated. The console was moved from a fixed location in the center of the chancel to a movable platform to the side of the chancel. In the 1987 enlargement, a 8' Trompette-en-Chamade was installed, with the pipes placed in a chamber above the chancel ceiling, with tonal egress into the chancel. The original organ installed in 1958 contained 7 blank stops for an Antiphonal division, which was never installed. (Steven E. Lawson. September 17, 2017)
  • In 2005, George Miller renovated the console and added MIDI capability. (Steven E. Lawson. July 29, 2018)

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Photographs

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Sanctuary interior before renovation. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1990-07-30
Sanctuary interior angle. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-04-22
Console and chamber grillwork. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-04-22
Sanctuary interior after 2000 renovation. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-04-22
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-04-22
Church exterior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-04-22
Church exterior side view. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-04-22
Left Stopjamb. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-04-22
Right Stopjamb. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-04-22
Narthex. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-04-22

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist courtesy of the Reuter Organ Co.
           Rome, Georgia
           First Baptist Church
    
           Reuter   Op. 1226   1958/1987   3/44
           ______________________________________________________________
    
           GREAT                                  SWELL
       16' Violone                 PD         16' Rohrgedeckt          12
        8' Principal               61          8' Rohrflöte            68
        8' Bourdon                 61          8' Viole de Gambe       68
        8' Gemshorn                61          8' Voix Celeste         68   
        4' Prestant                61          8' Spitzflöte           68
        4' Spillflöte              61          4' Principal            68
        2' Octavin                 61          4' Nachthorn            68
       IV  Mixture                244 *    2 2/3' Nasat                61 *
           Unison Off                          2' Flautino             61
           Super                           1 3/5' Terz                 61 *
        8' Trumpet                 17 PD      IV  Mixture             244 *
           Chimes                             16' Contra Fagotto       68
                                               8' Trompette            68 *
           CHOIR                               8' Fagotto              12
        8' Flauto Traverso         61          4' Harmonic Clarion     68 *
        8' Dulciana                61             Tremulant
        8' Unda Maris              49             Super
        4' Koppelflöte             61
        2' Flachflöte              61             PEDAL
    1 1/3' Quinte                  61 *       32' Bourdon            elec *
      III  Mixture                183 *       32' Rohrgedeckt        elec *
        8' Clarinet                61         16' Diapason             32
           Tremolo                            16' Boudon               32
           Sub                                16' Violone              32
           Unison Off                         16' Rohrgedeckt          SW
           Super                               8' Octave               12
        8' Trumpet              GT/PD          8' Bourdon              12
                                               8' Cello                12
           ANTIPHONAL              61 *        8' Rohrflöte            SW
       16' Trompette-en-Chamade on CH          4' Choralbass           12
        8' Trompette-en-Chamade on CH          4' Flute                SW
        4' Trompette-en-Chamade on CH        III  Mixture              96
        8' Trompette-en-Chamade on GT         16' Bombarde             32
           Sub                                16' Fagotto              SW
           Swell Sub                           8' Trumpet              12
           Swell Unison Off                    8' Fagotto              SW
           Blank                               4' Clarion              12
           Blank                               8' Trompette-en-Chamade AN
           Harp
                                              
        *  1987 additions, revoicings, changes
    
              [Received online from Jeff Scofield September 9, 2012]
  • Click Here Stoplist courtesy of the Reuter Organ Co. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.