Pipe Organ Database

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J. C. Williams (1986)

Originally Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 1449, 1964)

Location:

First United Methodist Church
1320 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002 US
Organ ID: 35779

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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: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 118 ranks. 7 divisions. 4 manuals.
All:
  • 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: 4
  • Divisions: 7
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • 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 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 June 24, 2016:

Updated through online information from T. Bradford Willis, DDS.

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

Database Manager on July 03, 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:
Rebuild of enlarged Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1449, damaged by fire.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Taken from Console: Open In New Tab church organist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul Butt on June 26, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church Exterior: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis. Taken on 2016-06-14

Church Exterior: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis. Taken on 2016-06-14

Pipe Facade: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis. Taken on 2016-06-14

Chancel and Pipe Facade: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis. Taken on 2016-06-14

Chancel, Console (at right), and Pipe Facade: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis. Taken on 2016-06-14

Stained Glass Window: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis. Taken on 2016-06-14

Stained Glass Window: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis. Taken on 2016-06-14

Console: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis. Taken on 2016-06-14

Console: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis. Taken on 2016-06-14

Original Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis. Taken on 2016-06-14

Left Drawknobs: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis. Taken on 2016-06-14

Right Drawknobs: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis. Taken on 2016-06-14

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