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First Baptist Church
1707 San Jacinto Street
Dallas, Texas 75201

OHS Database ID 59627.

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Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition October 31, 2016.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 31 registers. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

The organ is in chambers at the center front of the room. There are no visible pipes. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible thumb pistons.


  • Information from Hillgreen, Lane & Co. opus list, compiled by Bynum Petty
    Contract: July 1922.
    Contract between Hillgreen, Lane and C.H. Brick.
    3-manual console with rolltop.
    30-note pedal keyboard.
    12-note treble extension chests for Great, Swell, and Choir, with pipes.
    Low-voltage generator.
    Price: $1,860. (Database Manager. October 31, 2016)

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Console. Archival Photograph; image courtesy of Mark Howell

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  • Specification from Organ Historical Society Archives, courtesy Bynum Petty
    Dallas, Texas
    First Baptist Church
    Hillgreen, Lane & Co.   Opus 679   1922                   3 manual console
             GREAT ORGAN *                      SWELL ORGAN **
          8' Open Diapason        (61)      16' Bourdon              (73)
          8' Viola di Gamba       (61)       8' Open Diapason        (73)
          8' Gross Flöte          (61)       8' Salicional           (73)
          4' Octave               (61)       8' Stopped Diapason     (73)
      2 2/3' Twelfth              (61)       4' Violina              (73)
          2' Fifteenth            (61)       4' Flauto Traverso      (73)
             Mixture 3 ranks     (183)       2' Flautina             (61)
          8' Trumpet              (61)          Cornet 3 ranks      (183)
             Chimes                          8' Cornopean            (73)
             Blank                           8' Oboe                 (73)
             Blank                           8' Vox Humana (TC)      (49)
             CHOIR ORGAN **                     Blank
          8' Geigen Principal     (73)          Blank
          8' Dulciana             (73)
          8' Concert Flute        (73)          PEDAL ORGAN
          4' Rohr Flute           (73)      16' Open Diapason        (42)
          2' Piccolo              (61)      16' Bourdon              (42)
          8' Clarinet             (73)       8' Flute (fr. O.D.)      --
             Tremolo                         8' Dolce (fr. Bdn.)      --
             Blank                           8' Violoncello          (42)
             Blank                           4' Violina (fr. Vlc.)    --
          *  extended to 61 notes               Blank
         **  extended to 73 notes               Blank
             ECHO ORGAN
             5 Blank Stops
             PISTON COMBINATIONS                COUPLERS
             Great & Pedal  1-2-3-4             Great to Pedal      8
             Swell & Pedal  1-2-3-4-5           Swell to Pedal      8
             Choir & Pedal  1-2-3-4             Choir to Pedal      8
             Coupler Cencel                     Swell to Great  16  8  4
                                                Choir to Great  16  8  4
             MECHANICALS                        Swell to Choir  16  8  4
             Balanced Swell Pedal               Swell to Swell  16 UO  4
             Balanced Choir Pedal               Choir to Choir  16 UO  4
             All Organs Piano
             Great to Pedal Reversible
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2016-10-31]