The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Presbyterian Church
812 Austin Avenue
Waco, Texas 76701

OHS Database ID 17784.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been relocated and is no longer at this location.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition June 12, 2016.


Technical Details

Two manuals. 13 stops. 13 ranks.

Notes

  • Identified through information in Vol III p. 90 of the Pilcher factory ledgers and a list of Pilcher organs typed by William E. Pilcher of Louisville. For more information see the document referenced below. (Elizabeth Schmitt. April 7, 2005)
  • Original price: $1750. Hydraulic motor. Also Op. 1229. (Elizabeth Schmitt. April 7, 2005)
  • Updated through on-line information from T. Bradford Willis, DDS. (Database Manager. December 15, 2010)
  • Updated through online information from T. Bradford Willis, DDS.
    This Pilcher organ, Opus 506, was relocated to the new edifice of the First Presbyterian Church at 1100 Austin Avenue in Waco circa 1912. (Database Manager. June 12, 2016)

Online Documents

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Related Database Entries

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Other Websites

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Photographs

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Church exterior, ca. 1905.. Vintage postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS
Church exterior, ca. 1908.. Vintage postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS
Church Exterior. Photograph from the Church Archives; image courtesy of T. Bradford Willis
Stained Glass Window. (now in the education building hallway of present building) Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2016-06-03
Stained Glass Window. (now in the education building hallway of present building) Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2016-06-03

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Stoplist

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