The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First United Methodist Church
102 N. 2nd Street
Temple, Texas 76501


OHS Database ID 65145.

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Status and Condition

The organ is no longer at this location, and is presumed destroyed, dispersed or relocated.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 4, 2020.

Technical Details

Two manuals. 4 divisions. 24 stops. 26 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers at the center front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top.

Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs.


  • The rebuild included a new Great division, on electrically operated on a slider-pallet wind chest, and a new Choir division and 16' Pedal Posaune, both with electro-mechanical unit chests. The Swell division and the Pedal's 16' Subbass and 8' Gedeckt remained on the pneumatic windchests from the 1922 Pilcher organ. All or parts of the 14 ranks from the Pilcher organ were retained in the rebuild. The Choir division could be played from any of the other divisions (information from the dedication program). (Chad Boorsma. January 4, 2020)

Online Documents

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  • Dedication Program. History, Photos, Dedication Concert, and Stoplist. Author: First United Methodist Church Document Date. Unknown. Document received from Chad Boorsma 2020-01-04.

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Related Database Entries

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  • Typed stoplist from Chad Boorsma. Source: Stoplist from the Dedication Program
    Temple, Texas
    Schudi Organ Company     26 ranks    1983
    GREAT:                         SWELL: (expressive)            CHOIR: (expressive)
        8' Principal                 16' Bourdon                    8' Rohrflote
        8' Rohrflote                  8' Violin Diapason            4' Principal
        4' Octave                     8' Gedeckt                    4' Rohrflote
        V  Mixture                    8' Salicional                 2' Octave
       II  Sesquialtera               8' Aeoline
           Chimes                     8' Voix Celeste
                                      4' Harmonic Flute
    PEDAL:                            2' Piccolo
       16' Subbass                    8' Trompette
       16' Bourdon                    8' Oboe Gamba
        8' Gedeckt                       Tremulant
       16' Posaune 
    [Received online from Chad Boorsma • January 4, 2020]       
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from Chad Boorsma. Source: Stoplist from the Dedication Program Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.