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M. P. Möller (Opus 4177, 1924)

Location:

Macon City Auditorium / Macon Municipal Auditorium
Corner of First & Cherry Streets
Macon, GA 31201 US
Organ ID: 19712

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Auditoriums and Concert Halls
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 61 ranks. 4 manuals. 56 stops. 77 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side 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: 4
  • Stops: 56
  • Registers: 77
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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: Horseshoe style console.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys in horseshoe curves.
  • Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on March 21, 2019:

The auditorium originally had seating for 2,688, with 988 in the wrap-around balcony and 1,700 on the main floor.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on March 21, 2019.

Database Manager on February 29, 2016:

The console was tucked underneath a stairwell in the basement when I took the photo of it on June 29, 1998.

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

Database Manager on September 02, 2014:

Updated through online information from John Igoe.

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

Database Manager on January 09, 2011:

Updated through online information from James A. Taylor, Jr.. -- Mr. Grier's information is incorrect. The CONSOLE and BLOWER have been removed, but the pipes are still sitting upon their windchests in the backstage chambers as they have done since the 1920s. I was able to eye-ball things on one side, and apart from a few pipes that have collapsed over the years, everything seems to still be in place.

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

Database Manager on June 12, 2009:

Updated through online information from Mark Goulding.

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

Database Manager on November 23, 2005:

Identified through online information from Jim Grier. -- The building itself is on the National Register of Historic Places due to it having the world's largest copper dome.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from <i>The Diapason</i> January 1926
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Auditorium interior from balcony: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1998-06-29

Console stored under basement stairwell: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1998-06-29

Auditorium exterior: Vintage postcard courtesy of Jeff Scofield.

Auditorium and console photos: Advertizement from <i>The American Organist</i> February 1926.

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