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Austin Organ Co. (Opus 315, 1911)

Location:

Baptist Tabernacle
Atlanta, GA US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 36737

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ is no longer a complete instrument; dispersed/parted out.
  • 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: Austin Universal Air
  • 33 ranks. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 50 stops. 33 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • 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: 5
  • Stops: 50
  • Registers: 33
  • 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: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on October 22, 2012:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- New Austin console in 1949; rebuilt by Pipe Organ Sales and Service in 1984; offered unsuccessfully for sale in 1994 via the Organ Clearing House; some pipework dispersed; the immense auditorium sat over 3,000..

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 24, 2019.

Database Manager on October 21, 2012:

Updated through online information from John L. Lanier. -- I lived in Atlanta during the early 70's and went in this building several times. This congregation disbanded during the mid eighties and the building was purchased by Georgia State University and is now a "rock and roll" venue. The organ, I presume, is still in place, although I do not know what happened to the console.

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

Database Manager on October 14, 2012:

Updated through online information from Henry R. Batten.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 24, 2019.

Database Manager on October 04, 2008:

Identified through a photograph: Burroughs, P. E. Church and Sunday-School Buildings. (Nashville, Sunday School Board, Southern Baptist Convention, 1920), p. 73

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>Catalogue of Pipe Organs In Georgia</i> Atlanta AGO
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chancel and Pipe Facade: Vintage Postcard; image courtesy Dan Pruitt.

Pipe Facade: Historic postcard, courtesy of Xipactli Trevino (1913).

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