The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Methodist Episcopal Church
352 SE 2nd St.
Pendleton, Oregon 97801

OHS Database ID 64512.

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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 June 3, 2019.


Technical Details

Ventil chests. Tubular pneumatic key action. Pneumatic stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 8 stops. 8 registers. 8 ranks. 426 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on flat jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. No combination action. Flat straight pedalboard.

Notes

  • This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ.
    Identified by James R. Stettner, listing this web site as a source of information: https://www.eastoregonian.com/news/local/congregation-sells-historic-church-and-moves-out/article_1a861a5c-816d-11e9-b476-7ffc0ae11d55.html?fbclid=IwAR2z2lfpIDhNON_Vkvvj2kCgRhQ8eYQZQN0nY0bgTjzyPIgcMAZsDXnQp1w.
    Wayne Warren shared an online news story on Facebook Organist Association about the church being sold with its original, unaltered Kimball tubular-pneumatic pipe organ. Organ builder Lanny Hochhalter identified it as a Hedgeland Kimball, also adding that it had been restored by organ builder Frans W.M. Bosman of Mosier, Oregon. (Database Manager. June 3, 2019)

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Photographs

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Organ case from side. John Taylor
Keydesk. Photograph by John Taylor 2019-06-04
Keydesk in profile. Photograph by John Taylor 2019-06-04
Organ case at front of sanctuary. Photograph by John Taylor 2019-06-04
Keydesk: Swell & Pedal stopjamb. Photograph by John Taylor 2019-06-04
Keydesk: Great stopkamb. Photograph by John Taylor 2019-06-04
Keydesk: couplers over top manual. Photograph by John Taylor 2019-06-04
Pedalboard and pedal movements. Photograph by John Taylor 2019-06-04

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner. Source: Stoplist copied from photos of the organ on the OHS Database
    Pendleton, Oregon
    First Methodist Episcopal / First United Methodist
    
    W.K. KIMBALL CO., 1906 - Original Specifications
    Frans W.M. Bosman, 20__ - Restoration
    
    GREAT                                        COUPLERS (Drawknob over Swell)
       8'  Open Diapason                61          Swell to Pedal
       8'  Dulciana                     61          Great to Pedal
       4'  Violina                      61
                                                    Swell to Great
       Great Super
    
                                                 FOOT TRUNDLES
    SWELL (Expressive)                              None
       8'  Stop'd Diapason              61
       8'  Gamba                        61
       4'  Flute d'Amour                61       PEDAL MOVEMENTS
           Tremolo                                  Swell Expression              (bal.)
                                                    Crescendo                     (bal.)
       Swell Super
    
    
    PEDAL
       16' Bourdon                      30
       16' Lieblich Gedeckt             30
    
    
    ACTION: Tubular-Pneumatic      VOICES: 8      STOPS: 8      RANKS: 8      PIPES: 426
    
    
    NOTES
    The organ is free-standing and encased at the front. The 5-sectional stenciled fa├žade
    contains 37 pipes arranged: 7-5-13-5-7. The keydesk is attached and projecting with a
    lid that lifts to form a music rack. The stops are as drawknobs on either side of the
    manuals. The couplers are also as drawknobs, placed over the top manual. The organ was
    reportedly restored by Frans W.M. Bosman of Mosier, Oregon at an undocumented date.
    
    Sources: Photos by parishioner John Taylor; organ builder Lanny Hochhalter of
             Salem, Oregon
    
    
    First United Methodist Church
    501 SW Emigrant Ave.
    Pendleton, OR. 97801 
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner. Source: Stoplist copied from photos of the organ on the OHS Database Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.