Pipe Organ Database

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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 515, 1925)

Location:

First United Methodist Church
415 N. Seminary Street
Florence, AL 35630 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 18225

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ is no longer a complete instrument; dispersed/parted out.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Sam Fleming on November 09, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 14 ranks. 981 pipes. 3 manuals. 14 stops. 21 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 14
  • Registers: 21
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Sam Fleming on November 09, 2020:

The Westfield-built organ was replaced by Reuter 2/19 Op. 2046 in 1983 and dispersed. The Clarinet was added to Moller Op. 1391 in Grace Episcopal Church, Sheffield, Alabama. The Concert Flute and Aeoline (as a Celeste) were added to Skinner Op. 576 at Ensley-Highland Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

We received the most recent update for this note from Sam Fleming on November 09, 2020.

Database Manager on March 06, 2006:

Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
Built in Westfield; replaced by 2/19 Reuter, #2046 in 1983; dispersed.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on June 08, 2005:

Identified through online information from Randy Terry. -- Organ replaced by Reuter in 1983, dispersed. Clarinet in Grace Episcopal, Sheffield, AL, and Concert Flute and Aeoline in Ensley Highlands Presbyterian, Birmingham, AL.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
From Randy Terry: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chancel, Pipe Facade, and Chamber Grillework: Archival Church Photo (ca. 1955); courtesy of Randy Terry.

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