The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Church of Christ, Scientist
501 N Alamo St
San Antonio, Texas 78215


OHS Database ID 55748.

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Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
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 July 25, 2016.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 24 stops. 52 registers. 35 ranks. 1232 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is at the front of the room, and some pipes are exposed. Non-traditional style console. The console is in a fixed position, left.

Stop keys above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs.


  • This entry describes the first installation of a new organ. Identified through information from by John Igoe. (Database Manager. July 31, 2015)
  • Updated through online information from G. Mark Caldwell.
    The Positiv division was placed in a room on the far left side of the sanctuary in the 1960s. In c. 1995, the sanctuary was renovated, and its curator was asked to return the Positiv to its original cantilevered position in front of the organ gallery in the front of the room. (Database Manager. July 25, 2016)

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Church Exterior. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis, DDS 2019-05-02

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  • Stoplist copied from The Diapason December 1950
           San Antonio, Texas
           First Church of Christ, Scientist
           Votteler-Holtkamp-Sparling   Job 1648   1950   3/35
           GREAT                      POSITIV
       16' Quintadena    61        8' Gedeckt        61
        8' Principal     61        4' Rohrflöte      61
        8' Chimney Flute 61        2' Octave         61
        4' Octave        61    1 1/3' Larigot        61
        2' Doublette     61      III  Cymbal        183     
       IV  Mixture      244
                                  16' Subbass        32
        8' Copula        61       16' Quintadena     GT
        4' Gemshorn      61        8' Violon         32
    2 2/3' Nazard        61        8' Flauto Dolce   32
        2' Nachthorn     61        4' Choral Bass    32
       II  Terzian      122      III  Mixture        96
       IV  Plein Jeu    244       16' Stille Posaune 32
        8' Dulzian       61
          [Received from Jeff Scofield January 10, 2016]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from The Diapason December 1950 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.