The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Presbyterian Church
408 Park Avenue
Dallas, Texas

Chancel

OHS Database ID 23432.

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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 August 10, 2015.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 23 stops. 34 registers. 25 ranks. 1700 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Notes

  • 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:
    Replaced by Robert Sipe in 1977; some Skinner pipework retained. (Database Manager. April 21, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from T. Bradford Willis, DDS. (Database Manager. January 5, 2011)
  • Updated through online information from T. Bradford Willis, DDS. (Database Manager. August 10, 2015)

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Photographs

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Church exterior. Postcard ca. 1930, courtesy of Brad Willis
Chancel and Chamber Grillework. Archival Photograph; image courtesy of T. Bradford Willis

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Stoplist

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  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives

  • Dallas, Texas
    First Presbyterian Church
    
    Skinner Organ Company   Opus 694   1928       3 manuals, 23 stops, 25 ranks
    ___________________________________________________________________________
    
            GREAT ORGAN                             SWELL ORGAN
        16' Bourdon             17 PED          16' Bourdon             73
         8' Diapason            61               8' Diapason            73
         8' Clarabella          61               8' Rohr Flute          73
         8' Rohr FLute          SW               8' Salicional          73
         8' Flute Celeste       SW               8' Voix Celeste        73
         4' Octave              61               8' Flauto Dolce        73
         4' Flute               SW               8' Flute Celeste (TC)  61
         8' Cornopean           SW               4' Flute Triangulaire  73
         8' French Horn         73             III  Mixture            183
            Chimes (enc. in SW) 20 tubes        16' Contra Oboe         73
                                                 8' Cornopean           73
            CHOIR ORGAN                          8' Vox Humana          73
         8' Chimney Flute       73                  Tremolo
         8' Gamba               73
         8' Dulciana            73                  PEDAL ORGAN
         4' Flute               73              32' Resultant           --
         8' Clarinet            73              16' Major Bass          32
            Tremolo                             16' Bourdon             32
         8' Harp (TC)           --              16' Echo Lieblish       SW
         4' Celesta             61 bars          8' Octave              12
                                                 8' Gedeckt             12
                                                 8' Still Gedeckt       SW
                                                16' Contra Oboe         SW
                                                    Chimes              GT
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2014-10-15]
    
    
  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.