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Bellevue Baptist Church
Bellevue & Court
Memphis, Tennessee

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 5055.

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Status and Condition

This organ is no longer whole; parts were dispersed, and some may have been re-used in a different installation.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition October 24, 2011.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 5 divisions. 30 stops. 34 registers. 30 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1984 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Unused for many years. Room used for storage. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. August 31, 2011)
  • Updated through online information from William Dunklin. -- This building has been unused since the 1970's due to neglect. It was rumored that the Pilcher was removed to be installed at the ca. 1990 suburban Bellevue megachurch location's chapel, but that rumor is unconfirmed. Photos of this building coming down clearly show the Pilcher console still in situ, partially crushed under building debris. (Database Manager. October 24, 2011)

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Photographs

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Church Exterior. Postcard Image (ca. 1930) submitted by William Dunklin

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Stoplist

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  • . Source: Stoplist copied from The Diapason June 1923
        Memphis, Tennessee
        Bellevue Baptist Church
    
        Pilcher   Op. 1183   1923   3/30
        _________________________________________________
    
        GREAT                         CHOIR
    
     8' 1st Open Diapason 61       8' English Diapason 73
     8' 2nd Open Diapason 61       8' Concert Flute    73
     8' Gross Gamba       61       8' Flute Celeste    61
     8' Melodia           61       8' Dolce            73
     8' Dulciana          61       4' Flute d'Amour    73
     4' Flauto Travero    61       8' Clarinet         73
     8' Tuba              61          Tremulant
    
        SWELL                         ECHO
    
    16' Bourdon           73       8' Vox Angelica     61
     8' Open Diapason     73       8' Vox Atheria      61
     8' Stopped Diapason  73       8' Vox Seraphique   61
     8' Viole d'Orchestre 73       4' Flute            61
     8' Voix Celeste      61       8' Vox Humana       61
     8' Aeoline           73          Tremulant
     8' Cornet            73 *        Chimes           20
     4' Flute Harmonic    73
     2' Flautina          61          PEDAL
     8' Cornopean         73
     8' Oboe              73      16' Open Diapason    32
        Tremulant                 16' Bourdon          32
                                  16' Lieblich Gedeckt SW
                                  16' Contra Viole     12
     *  Yes, this is what          8' Flute            12
        the stoplist says          8' Violoncello      GT
    
        [Received from Jeff Scofield September 14, 2019]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist copied from The Diapason June 1923 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.