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Unknown Builder (1970s)

Originally Austin Organ Co. (Opus 382, 1912)

Location:

First United Presbyterian Church
901 College Street
Knoxville, TN 37921 US
Organ ID: 44068

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
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
  • 4 divisions. 2 manuals.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 4
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on February 16, 2014:

Updated through online information from William Dunklin.

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

Database Manager on February 26, 2013:

Updated through online information from William Dunklin.

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

Database Manager on October 24, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from Will Dunklin. -- Visited the organ on October 22, 2009 and discovered that this organ is Austin Opus 382, originally built for First United Presbyterian Church in Spokane Washington. The organ was moved to Knoxville either in the 1960s or early 1970s. A floating Positiv division was added and the "french mouth" facade pipes moved into a chamber. The Positiv is exposed front and center, the rest of the organ is in a chamber on the house right. The organ is mostly intact. The sharp side of the great Open and Octave have been removed and placed inside the Universal Air Chest and an Allen speaker sits on the great chest.

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

Database Manager on October 02, 2009:

Identified through on-line information from Will Dunklin. -- This building is adjacent to the historically black Knoxville College and served as the college's chapel in addition to being an independent congregation. The building is now in the hands of Knoxville College, the congregation merged with Fourth Presbyterian to form Fourth United Presbyterian. The organ is a small 2-manual Austin standing at once side of the chancel. A neo-baroque positive has been hung on the chancel rear wall. Do not know who installed or expanded it. The organ was not playing when I saw it last, though not damaged beyond leather failure. Have not been able to gain entry to the building to secure further info.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist. On-line update from Will Dunklin.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chapel Exterior: Photograph by William Dunklin. Taken on 2009-10-22

Chancel and Pipe Display: Photograph by William Dunklin. Taken on 2009-10-22

Exposed Positiv pipes on the "sharp" side: Photograph by William Dunklin. Taken on 2009-10-22

Exposed Positiv pipes on the "C" side: Photograph by William Dunklin. Taken on 2009-10-22

Austin pneumatics: Photograph by William Dunklin. Taken on 2009-10-22

Open Diapason pipes showing the opus number stamp: Photograph by William Dunklin. Taken on 2009-10-22

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