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

OHS Database ID 51445.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and is used occasionally.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 16, 2014.


Technical Details

Electric key action. Electric stop action.

Two manuals. 15 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Non-traditional style console. The console is movable.

Tilting/rocking tablets on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by John Lanier, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- 61 notes on manual keys; 32 notes on pedal. Organ is located in front of the room in an elevated case above nave floor (with flats); console is located to the side with tilting tablets located on terraced jambs to either side and above the key-desk. (Database Manager. June 15, 2013)
  • Updated through online information from John Lanier. -- This organ was built by an employee of the pipe division at Rogers Organs, Inc. of Seattle using used pipes but entirely new windchests, console and swell mechanism. It was a gift given by him to the church. According to one source, both the Sw and Gt. manuals on the console came from the Cole and Woodbury organ at St. George's Episcopal Church in NYC(circa 1907), but this cannot be verified. (Database Manager. June 16, 2013)
  • Updated through online information from John Lanier. -- Original console was replaced in 2013 with a used 2-manual Austin console due to deterioration of the console because of heat from a near-by window. (Database Manager. January 15, 2014)
  • Updated through online information from John Lanier. (Database Manager. January 16, 2014)

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Photographs

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Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-04-22
Chapel interior to front. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-04-22
Chapel interior to rear and window. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-04-22

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Stoplist

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  • stoplist taken from console January 12, 2014
    First Baptist Church
    Rome, Georgia 30161
    
    Lawrence A. Hawkins
    Opus One;  (1979)
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    
    GREAT:                         SWELL:                      PEDAL:
    Principal 8' (61)              Bourdon, 8' (61)            Untersatz, 16' (32)
    Spillfute, 8 (61)              Gemshorn, 8' (73)           Principal, 8' (Great)
    Octave, 4' (61)                Gemshorn Celeste, 8' (49)   Bourdon, 8' (12)
    Flute, 4' (61)                 Principal, 4' (61)          Flute, 4' (12)
    Mixtur, III-IV (244)           Gemshorn, 4' (24)           Gemshorn, 2' (Swell)
    Trompette, 8' (Swell)          Principal, 2' (12)          Trompette, 16' (Swell)
    Great 4'                       Quint, 1-1/2' (61)          Trompette, 8' (Swell)
    Unison Off                     Trompette, 8' (73)          Swell to Pedal, 4'
    Great, 16'                     Swell, 4'                   Swell to Pedal, 8'
    Swell to Great, 4'             Unison Off                  Great to Pedal, 4'
    Swell to Great, 8'             Swell, 16'                  Great to Pedal, 8'
    Swell to Great, 16'            Tremulant
    
    Combination Action:
    1,2,3,4,5,6 (General pistons duplicated by toe studs; under Sw. Manual)
    Great to Pedal, Rev. (toe stud only)
    Tutti, Rev. (piston duplicated by toe stud)
    Balanced Crescendo and Swell pedals
    Balanced Crescendo and Swell Pedal
    Tutt
    
    
     [Received from John Lanier 2014-01-13.]
  • Click Here stoplist taken from console January 12, 2014 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.