The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Church of Christ, Scientist / Weisfeld Center
1508 Cadiz Street
Dallas, Texas

OHS Database ID 5874.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 123.


Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ needs repairs, but is in usable condition.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition Unknown.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 36 stops. 42 ranks.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with roll top. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Flat radiating pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1992 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Hook list says this is a 3-62(reg). (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from T. Bradford Willis. (Database Manager. June 14, 2015)
  • First CCS sold the building in 1999 to Herschel Alan Weisfeld, who renovated the building for community use. The organ is operational, but needs restoration work (information from Weisfeld Center website). (Chad Boorsma. July 1, 2015)

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Photographs

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Building Exterior. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2015-06-28
Building Exterior. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2015-06-28
Building Interior, Stage, and Pipe Facade. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2015-06-28
Stage and Pipe Facade. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2015-06-28
Console (cover closed) and Historic Organ Plaque. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2015-06-28
Pedalboard and Expression Pedals. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2015-06-28
Narthex Ceiling. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2015-06-28
Art Glass Windows. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2015-06-28
Bellows. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2015-06-28
Back of Facade Pipes. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2015-06-28
Pipework and Chimes. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2015-06-28
Pipework. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2015-06-28
Pipework. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2015-06-28
Pipework. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2015-06-28
Church Exterior. Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1911)

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.

  • FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST, Dallas, TX
    1911 Hook & Hastings, Opus 2260
    (Stoplist: Walter Davis 1998)
    
    Donated by Sam P. Cochran, whose wife was healed in Christian Science, and whose bronze statue is on the Scottish Rite Cathedral grounds.
    
    GREAT
       16' Diapason
        8' Diapason 
           Viola 
           Doppel Floete
           Gamba
        4' Octave
           Flute Harmonic
        3' Twelfth (?)
        2' Fifteenth
           V Mixture
        8' Trumpet
       
    
    SWELL
       16' Bourdon
       8' Diapason
           Salicional
           Voix Celeste
           Aeoline
        4' Violina
           Flute
        2' Flautino
           IV Cornet
        8' Cornopean
           Oboe
           Vox Humana
           Tremolo
    
    CHOIR (unenclosed)
        8' Diapason
           Dolce
           Melodia
        4' Fugara
           Flute
        2' Piccolo
        8' Clarinet
           Chimes
           Tremolo
    
    PEDAL
       32' Resultant
       16' Diapason
           Bourdon
        8' Flute
       16' Trombone
    
    COUPLERS
    Gt/Sw/Ch to Ped 8'
    Sw/Ch to Gt.8'
    Sw/Ch to Gt.4'
    Sw/Ch to Gt. 16'
    All Couplers On
    Release 16', 4' Coups.
    
    COMBINATION PISTONS (BLIND)
    Sw. & Ped. Combined 1-2-3
    Swell Comb. Release
    Register Cut Out
    Great & Ped. Combined 1-2-3
    Great Comb. Release
    Register Cut Out
    General Release
    Choir & Ped. Combination 1-2
    Choir Comb. Release
    Register Cut Out
    
    Gt-Pedal Reversible
    Swell Shade
    Crescendo
    
    42 ranks
    
    Note from JM Guinn: "Dick Howell tells me that Susan Ferre and some friends have been trying to 
    protect the organ and maybe get it removed before the building is torn down or collapses.  There 
    have been tales of structural problems for some time."  (The congregation has disbanded and the 
    building is said to have been sold.)
    
    
  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.