The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Christian
1601 North Main
Poplar Bluff, Missouri 63901

OHS Database ID 9229.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
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 January 16, 2011.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 22 ranks.

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

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Status Note: There 2002. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • "They previously had a c. 1928, 2m. Kilgen, Op. 4102." (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • On-line update from Ray Smithee -- This instrument was built in 1962 by Gus Brummer. It only has a couple of ranks of Moller pipework. Most of the pipework is from Laukauff and other builders including Kilgen, Hinners, Estey, Aeolian, Skinner, Aeolian-Skinner, Odell and Kimball. It all works beatifully together however and is an excellent service playing organ. Console is Moller and has ivory naturals. (Database Manager. September 5, 2005)
  • Updated through on-line information from Ray Smithee. -- There was no 2m Kilgen prior to this instrument. This sanctuary was built in 1961-62. The previous sanctuary contained a 2m Estey as noted on the OHS Database. (Database Manager. January 16, 2011)

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Church Exterior. Photograph by Ray Smithee 2018-06-10
Sanctuary. Photograph by Ray Smithee 2018-06-10
Sanctuary. Photograph by Ray Smithee 2018-06-10
Console. Photograph by Ray Smithee 2018-06-10

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  • Taken from console while organist 1975-1980
    Poplar Bluff, Missouri
    First Christian Church
    Gus Brummer 1962   III/22   New Moller Console
    8      Principal              61 pipes   Metal        Laukhuff/Moller
    8      Holzflote              61 pipes   Wood         Kilgen (circa 1890s)
    8      Dolce (Ch)
    4      Octave                 61 pipes   Metal        Laukhuff
    4      Klein Gedackt          61 pipes   Wood/Metal   Aeolian/Estey
    2      Floten Principal (Ch)
           Chimes                 21 tubes                Moller
    8      Gedackt                61 pipes   Wood         Kilgen (circa 1890s)
    8      Viola Pomposa          61 pipes   Metal        Laukhuff/Moller
    8      Viola Celeste          49 pipes   Metal        Laukhuff/Moller
    4      Suavial                61 pipes   Metal        E. M. Skinner
    III    Mixture (2')          183 pipes   Metal        Laukhuff/Moller/Kilgen
    8      Trompette              61 pipes   Metal        Moller (1962)
    4      Oboe Clarion           61 pipes   Metal        Kilgen
    8      Rohrflote              73 pipes   Metal        Laukhuff
    8      Dolce                  61 pipes   Metal        Marshall-Bennett
    8      Unda Maris             49 pipes   Metal        Moller
    4      Rohrflote  (ext.)
    2 2/3  Nasat                  61 pipes   Metal        Laukhuff
    2      Principal              61 pipes   Metal        Laukhuff
    8      Clarinet               61 pipes   Metal        Aeolian (free reed)
           Harp                   49 bars                 Moller (1930s)
    16     Violone                56 pipes   Wood/Metal   Kilgen
    16     Subbass                44 pipes   Wood         Hinners
    16     Lieblich Gedackt       56 pipes   Wood         Estey
     8     Geigen (ext. Violone)             Metal        Kilgen
     8     Bourdon (ext. Subbass)            Wood         Hinners
     8     Still Gedeckt (ext.)              Wood         Estey
     4     Geigen (ext.)                     Metal        Kilgen
     4     Flute (ext. Gedackt)              Wood         Estey
    16     Trompette (prep.)
     8     Trompette (prep.)
     [Received from Ray Smithee 2014-02-12.]
  • Click Here Taken from console while organist 1975-1980 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.