National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers
Lamont St. and Veterans Way
Johnson City, TN 37604 US
Organ ID: 43959
Moller opus 3355 and 3356 were ordered as a pair. The facility is a protestant chapel and a Roman Catholic chapel which, in effect, share a common narthex. Opus 3355 was installed in the protestant chapel's chancel. Opus 3356 was installed in the Roman Catholic chapel's rear balcony.
Organ 3355 has 1-15 of the Open Diapason in the center flat of the facade. All other facade pipes are dummies.
Both organs are slated for removal during a major facility renovation in 2022.
Both organs were originally tubular pneumatic. Both were given new consoles and electro-pneumatic primaries on the original chests during the 1960s. Both organs appear to have become dereletic in the 1980s.
The plan as of this writing is for 3355 to be removed to expose central window in the chancel. Ultimate fate of this organ TBD.
The Home is still in operation and is part of the Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City.
Identified through information in List of More than 5200 Moller Pipe Organs (Hagerstown, Maryland. M. P. Möller, 1928).
Interior of swell box showing diatonic pipe layout: Photograph by William Dunklin. Taken on 2021-11-29
Moller opus 3355, Great Open Diapason 8' 42 scale, Note F, dated 1922: Photograph by William Dunklin.
4' Flute Traverso (not harmonic) hand written note on cap and block is April 24. Presumably April 24, 1922.: Photograph by William Dunklin. Taken on 2021-11-29