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M. P. Möller (Opus 5509, 1929)

Location:

First Baptist Church / Pilgrim Slavic Baptist Church
212 Lincoln Street
Spokane, WA 99201 US
Sanctuary; front
Organ ID: 25046

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ is currently being renovated or restored.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on January 26, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 25 ranks. 1,731 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 25 stops. 46 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 25
  • Registers: 46
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Radislav on December 16, 2021:

Organ is currently under restoration. Used weekly.

We received the most recent update for this note from Radislav on December 16, 2021.

Database Manager on December 11, 2017:

Updated by Sean Haley, who maintains the organ. The organ has been the unfortunate victim of immense water damage due to a leaking roof and vandalism in the Swell chamber. Many pipes in the Swell, including the unique French Horn, are missing many pipes with several crushed and many damaged beyond economical repair. Fortunately the Great, Choir, and Pedal, being more difficult to access, are in more usable condition. Sadly the church sees little value in the instrument, having no organist, and has no intention for restoration or regular maintenance. The organ was prepared for an Echo division to be installed in a tower chamber at the back of the sanctuary.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on January 26, 2022.

Database Manager on January 28, 2007:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The building was originally built as First Baptist, and that congregation ceased functions around 1997. The building was purchased by a Russian/Slavic Baptist congregation and became Pilgrim Slavic MB Baptist Church. The organ is still used, though it is in need of complete restoration. At present (2007) the Swell will not play. The Great and Choir share a common chamber in the front, right corner of the sanctuary. The Swell is in the front, left corner of the sanctuary. Both chambers have two grille openings on perpendicular walls: facing across the front of the church and into the santuary. The console is placed on the elevated choir dais on the left-hand side (beneath the Swell) with the organist facing the congregation.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist taken from the console: Open In New Tab Originally published December, 1992
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on January 26, 2022.
Factory Documentation : Open In New Tab Factory Documentation courtesy of the OHS Archive
Document created on 1929-01-17
We received the most recent update for this document from Roman Lizak on June 16, 2021.

Op. 5509 Blueprints : Open In New Tab Drawings courtesy of the OHS Archive
Document created on 1929-01-31
We received the most recent update for this document from Roman Lizak on September 29, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1992-12-05

Console: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1992-12-05

Manuals and stoptabs: Photograph by Radislav K. Taken on 2021-12-15

Pedalboard: Photograph by Radislav K. Taken on 2021-12-15

Console : Photograph by Radislav K. Taken on 2021-12-15

Top inside of the console : Photograph by Radislav K. Taken on 2022-01-25

Inside the console : Photograph by Radislav K. Taken on 2022-01-25

Swell pipes: Photograph by Radislav K. Taken on 2022-01-25

Swell pipes: Photograph by Radislav K. Taken on 2022-01-25

Great organ pipework: Photograph by Radislav K. Taken on 2022-01-31

Great & Choir pipes: Photograph by Radislav K. Taken on 2022-01-31

Great organ : Photograph by Radislav K. Taken on 2022-01-31

Great wooden pipes : Photograph by Radislav K. Taken on 2022-01-31

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Great and Choir pipework: Photograph by Radislav K. Taken on 2022-01-31

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