The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Baptist Church
760 S. Westmoreland Ave
Los Angeles, California 90005


OHS Database ID 56533.

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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 in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 4, 2017.

Technical Details

Electric key action. Electric stop action.

Two manuals. 12 stops. 16 registers. 15 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Combination action thumb pistons.


  • This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by Michael Williamson, based on personal knowledge of the organ.

    Organ located in chapel. (Database Manager. September 1, 2015)
  • Updated by James R. Stettner, listing this web site as a source of information:

    (Steven E. Lawson. May 4, 2017)

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Organ case at right side front of the room.. Photograph by Roger Chaussee 2017-03-12
Key Desk. Photograph by Roger Chaussee 2017-03-12
Left Jamb. Photograph by Roger Chaussee 2017-03-12
Right Jamb. Photograph by Roger Chaussee 2017-03-12
Builder Nameplate. Photograph by Roger Chaussee 2017-03-12

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  • Typed specification. Source: From console photos
    Los Angeles, California
    First Baptist Church - Chapel
    Kenneth R. Simpson & Co.   1965   2 manuals, 16 registers, 12 stops, 15 ranks
            GREAT ORGAN                              SWELL ORGAN
         8' Harfen Prinzipal       61             8' Rohrfloete            61
         8' Bourdon                61             4' Principal             61
         8' Gemshorn               61             4' Lieblich Flute        61
         8' Gemshorn Celeste (TC)  49                Mixture III-IV       232
         4' Flachfloete            61             8' Oboe Schalmei         61
         2' Italian Principal      61                Tremolo
            Chimes                                   Swell 16
            Great 16                                 Swell Unison Off
            Great Unison Off                         Swell 4
            Great 4
            PEDAL ORGAN                              Great to Pedal 8
        16' Subbass                56                Swell to Pedal 8
         8' Principal (Gt)         --                Swell to Pedal 4
         8' Gedeckt (fr. 16')      --                Swell to Great 16
         4' Gedeckt (fr. 16')      --                Swell to Great 8
        16' Schalmei Bass (ext SW) 12                Swell to Great 4
            MECHANICALS                              COMBINATIONS
            Balanced Swell Pedal                     General    4
            Crescendo Pedal                          Swell      4
            Full Organ (thumb)                       Great      4
            Crescendo Indicator Light                Pedal      4
            Full Organ Indicator Light
            Wind Indicator light
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-05-05]
  • Click Here Typed specification. Source: From console photos Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.