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Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 1174, 1951)

Location:

First Baptist Church
209 East South Street
Longview, TX 75601 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 34786

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 85 ranks. 5,200 pipes. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 59 stops. 70 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman 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: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 59
  • Registers: 70
  • 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.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • 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.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018:
We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on May 23, 2008:

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:
Installed in 1951; extant; unaltered.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Contract dated 1949.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From Allen Kinzey via <i>The Aeolian-Skinner Archives</i>
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Postcard courtesy of T. Bradford Willis.

North chamber grille: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2017-11-09

Gallery chamber grille: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2017-11-09

Chancel and window: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2017-11-09

Sanctuary interior: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2017-11-09

Sanctuary interior angle: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2017-11-09

Church exterior: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2017-11-04

Great Chamber Interior: Photograph by Mark McGuire. Taken on 2017-11-09

Church exterior: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1950s).

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2017-11-09

Console to right: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2017-11-09

Console to left: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2017-11-09

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