First Baptist Church
Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA US
Organ ID: 16405
Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- The 1904 3-manual Austin console from the old downtown location was not re-used by Pilcher; the 1930 console was a new 4-manual Pilcher console that was untouched until the organ was replaced by the Schantz.
Updated through information posted to PIPORG-L on behalf of Rick McGee by Ralph Webb August 25, 2008: -- The Atlanta First Baptist Pilcher was purchased by a fellow named Julian Wilson. The console was so large (originally tubular pneumatic, later electrified by Reisner) that he removed the jambs, manuals, pedals, etc.and the shell was cut up on site. I have the manuals, nameboard with couplers mounted, the stop jambs, pedal board, etc. Parts of the pipework he used in a residence installation, parts were sold off. I do not believe any of the pipework was destroyed. The Echo organ was retained and incorporated in the new Schantz installed in and dedicated by Donald Hustad in 1973. Rick McGee, Atlanta, GA
Updated through information from Ralph Webb: I remember lowering pipes from the wooden 16' Trombone over the balcony rail ca. 1972. We may have purchased other ranks as well. The Trombone ended up at St. John's Episcopal, College Park, Georgia.
Updated through on-line information from Jeff Scofield. -- Replaced by Schantz Op. 1192 4/88 in 1973, retaining the Echo division.
Identified through information from Volume VIII p. 10 of the Pilcher factory ledger and list of Pilcher organs typed by William E. Pilcher of Louisville. For more information see the document referenced below.
Original price: $25,000