The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Church of Christ, Scientist
Forrest Avenue
Kansas City, Missouri 64112__

Sanctuary Location

OHS Database ID 8451.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 238, 1998-10-18.

Status and Condition

The organ has been restored to a previous state.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition August 8, 2009.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 53 stops. 46 ranks.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Adjustable mechanical system. Concave radiating pedalboard (not AGO standard dimensions). Crescendo Pedal. Combination action thumb pistons.


  • Status Note: There 1999 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Cost $11,000. With echo. 2629 pipes. Installed by Charles A. Ryder of the Steere Co. Poor condition as of 1990. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through on-line information from Charles D. Wilson. (Database Manager. March 5, 2007)
  • Updated through on-line information from David Lewis. (Database Manager. August 8, 2009)

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  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
    First Church of Christ, Scientist, Kansas City, MO
    1910 J. W. Steere & Son
    (Stoplist: 1998 program)
    16' Diapason
    8' First Diapason
    8' Second Diapason
    8' Gemshorn
    8' Gross Flute
    8' Gambe
    4' Octave
    4' Hohl Flute
    2' Super Octave
    8' Trumpet
    Cathedral Chimes
    16' Bourdon
    8' Diapason
    8' Stopped Flute
    8' Salicional
    8' Viol D'Orchestre
    8' Vox Celestis
    4' Harmonic Flute
    4' Violina
    2' Flautino
    III Solo Mixture
    16' Contra Posaune
    8' Cornopean
    8' Oboe
    Trembloe [sic]
    16' Contro Viol [sic]
    8' Geigen Diapason
    8' Concert Flute
    8' Quintadena
    8' Dulciana
    8' Unda Maris
    4' Flute D'amour
    4' Fugara
    2' Piccolo
    8' Clarinet
    8' Fern Floete
    8' Muted Viol
    8' Viol Celeste
    4' Rohr Flute
    8' Vox Humana
    32' Resultant Bass
    16' Diapason
    16' Bourdon
    16' Violone
    16' Contra Viol
    16' Leiblich Gedeckt [sic]
    8' Octave
    8' Flute
    8' Violon Cello
    16' Trombone
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.