Pipe Organ Database

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Sam Hovsepian (1968)

Originally Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 489, 1924)

Location:

First United Methodist Church
861 Middle Street
Montevallo, AL 35115 US
Organ ID: 22954

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 15 ranks. 3 manuals. 15 stops. 22 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: 3
  • Stops: 15
  • Registers: 22
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • 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 November 24, 2017:

Updated by Ric West

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

Database Manager on August 27, 2012:

Updated through online information from Ric West.

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

Database Manager on January 19, 2006:

Identified 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:
E. M. Skinner Opus 489 (1924), relocated from First Presbyterian Church, Selma, Alabama without changes.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist - taken from console
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church Building - Exterior: Photo by Jim Cook. Taken on 2006-02-20

Exposed Pedal Bourdon and front of church: Photo by Jim Cook, February 20, 2006. Taken on 2006-02-20

Plaque on Building Exterior: Short history of the Methodist Church in Montevallo. Taken on 2006-02-20

Pedal Bourdon: Photograph by Bill McElwee. Taken on 2008-02-23

Church Exterior: Photograph by Bill McElwee. Taken on 2008-02-23

Pipes-Swell flues: Photograph by Bill McElwee. Taken on 2008-02-23

Console: Photograph by Bill McElwee. Taken on 2008-02-23

Console: Photograph by Bill McElwee. Taken on 2008-02-23

Left Stop Jamb: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2006-02-20

Right Stop Jamb: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2006-02-20

Coupler rail: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2006-02-20

Nameplate: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2006-02-20

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